My new friend Maryann English-Betie is a fabulous fantasy artist who is somewhat new to the Renaissance Faire community and was finally able to be a vendor with us this year of 2010.
Her art can be very sweet but haunting and all of the drawings that she does has a definite characteristic to them. Not only does she do just the drawings, but then she will make tote bags or even mouse pads (yes, those silly pads you use when you use your computer mouse, shoot, I need one of those). For more of her products you can browse, (hopefully) buy and they will be shipped to your home, see this website at http://www.zazzle.com/Wulfemoon .
Her other website is at http://wulfemoonstudios.com/ so you can browse and see the other art that she has done as well. Her next show will be September 18th at Western Pagan Pride Day http://www.wmppd.org/ so hopefully you can get a chance to meet her in person (she won’t bite, I promise!).
She also has a fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Wulfemoon-Studios/263092036773?ref=ts .
I hope you get a chance to peruse her artwork and get chance to know her as well.
Winslowshire Festival for the Animals is our Renaissance Festival that we put on for the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary (http://www.winslowfarm.com) that helps over 300 to 350 abused and abandoned animals of all kinds (mostly farm animals).
They also have a Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Winslow-Farm-Animal-Sanctuary/104313059618427?ref=ts so if you are on Facebook, please join their fan site so they can gain more people to them, and don’t forget to tell your friends and family to visit them!
When you visit the farm itself, it is just a very peaceful place with a lot of charming animals that come over to say “hello” to you and you just fall in love with the place. Debra White has been the owner and President of Winslow Farm since 1996. The latest newsletter that they have online is at http://www.winslowfarm.com/newsletters/Outpost2009pdfv.pdf .
There are two new baby animals that she put up a pen for who have become “brothers”. A baby goat named Cotton and a baby sheep named Sturbridge. If one is without the other for a short time, whining and baas or maas come out of the animals.
Unfortunately, Pumpkin the beautiful Arab horse that they had, had to be put down due to colic, I know Half Moon the Pinto (blind horse) will miss her terribly.
Pandy, the border Collie is somewhat new to the farm and likes to fetch any and all pine cones. She will not leave you alone until you pass her the pine cone.
Again, Winslowshire Festival became a wonderful place that showed how a shire might look back in that time.
We thank Winslow Farm for letting us play and be our goofy selves and we hope that our patrons and customers fell in love with it too.
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We were very happy to have Diddleydeets Scents and Soaps vend with us for the first time this year. Http://www.diddlelydeets.com/index.html Diddleydeets has some amazing hand made soaps made with goat milk, and perfumes as well as salt crystals.
They also sell Medieval type games such as Nine Men Morris, which is one of the oldest games known to man. According to their website : “The game Nine Men’s Morris began popping up in about 1400 BC. The first Nine Men’s Morris game-board was found in an Ancient Egyptian Temple. It was in the Bronze Age when the game was transported to other countries. The game is also known as “Me’relles” and “Mill”.”
They carry other items such as wands and crystal balls so you can practice your spells at home! They do sell their products from their website, and they are really lovely in person, so if you have any questions, they will be sure to answer them!
Again from their website : “We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express & Discover
Please call for shipping fee quotes
NYS Sales Tax not included in prices.”
Please tell them we sent you and do check them out! I call that the sweet smell of success!