My favorite thing is meeting and talking with the artists and hearing the stories behind their art. I collect their cards and enjoy spending time on their websites later.
I am always drawn to handmade journals and there were two book artists at the Festival this year.... Iona Handcrafted Books and Mind's Eye Journals. Both of them create gorgeous journals!! I love the smell of the leather and just handling these beautiful books. I have a hard time tearing myself away from their booths.
Another artist's work that really caught my eye were the wood engravings of Aaron Hequembourg. He and his wife live on her family's 1815 farm and he uses the wood from sharecropper's homes on the property in his art. His work is fascinating! So is his story. My favorite piece in his website Gallery is "Josephine cutting Apples". He had several other pieces at the show that were also stunning!
As you can tell, I look forward to Main Street every year!