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Persimmons!

My sister Shar and I took some of the bounties of the front yard Persimmons tree to Four Seasons market in Richardson t.  We sold some and there are more to harvest.  Thank goodness because………..

Looking at the luscious fruit I wondered,  ‘I bet this will make a beneficial facial mask because the fruit is smooth, almost slimy in a good way.’. We decided to try it out and we both slathered our faces with the cool smooth sweet fruit.

We left it on for about 20 minutes and washed it off leaving us soft smooth skin.

Really nice! Feels wonderful!

I  recommend it, I even put some in my hair and washed it out 20 minutes later leaving my hair soft and smooth. Surely a hot marketing idea.

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We googled the fruit and found it is good for lots of things besides beauty treatments.

 

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I’m getting things together for our Saturday markets and will soon be organized to know what we are doing most of the time.

I have some pics to share, these are from last weeks market.   These people were kind enough to let me take their photos with our items,  I think the Mom was telling her son not to touch,  kids loved the rocks so Shar is making some small ones for their pockets, feel free to touch them, can’t break and they are smooth and feel good in your hand.

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Lucky rocks.   Rocks made with Japanese, Thai or Indian papers carefully applied to rocks of all sizes and shapes.  So beautifully applied that you would think Mother Nature made them, but no, Shar has been making them for more than 20 years and uses them in her work as a therapist.  I need to get Shar to write about her experiences with her rocks and how she has used them in her classes. On my to-do list!

The papers in the circle are Thai papers and each style paper is named by an earth event.  The floral papers are Japanese yuzen papers and there are dozens of styles, if not hundreds.

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I’m having fun for now and excited to have a place to show my art even though one might think a farmers market is not the place for ‘fine art’  maybe I don’t consider mine as ‘fine art, but fun original signed  art at a price every family can afford to hang in their home.

Put a frame on these and they look fantastic.

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I sold one painting while I was taking these photos by my car!  This large colorful painting on wood is resined and so shiny you can see my shadow taking the photo. A cute kid walking by stopped to look and thinks his Mom will like it because it is so colorful,  I hope she likes it.

I’ve been painting trees this week,  trees without leaves usually.  I like to see the structure of the tree, and I don’t paint the leaves so well yet.     The painting of the tree & flowers is crackled. I like to add a hammock or swing on my tree paintings.

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Wow! What a great day!

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Our first market day for my sister Shar and myself at the “Four Seasons” farmers market, in Richardson Texas.

We sold Paintings,

Shar’s beautiful Roux Rocks,

Ceramic Coasters

Note Cards made with images of my Paintings.

It was hot but we used a tent and a grid for hanging my paintings.

 We have a list of what we need to do better next Saturday.

But the best part was the People, the friendly Vendors,

and the Opportunity.