I’m happy to announce that we will be vending at AlanFest this year-a wonderful benefit event- there will be a small artists bazaar outside of New Earth Music Hall in Athens GA (W.Dougherty St) from 5pm-8pm before the main event. Our friends Fraker’s Farm & the MuthaFunkers from Columbus GA will be rocking the tunes & keepin’ it funky! Please join us- under the purple tent!
Seriously kids, if it gets any worse I’ll have to crawl inside a tauntaun. I wish I could say that I was kidding that here in Georgia 2.5 inches of snow shuts down the entire state, but yes… that actually happened this week. My son has been out of school for extended snow days but unfortunately here in NE Georgia we didn’t see enough actual snow for the kids to play in- just freezing rain & dark dreary weather. I am thankful that everyone here (including our neighborhood stray “outside kitty”) is tucked under blankets inside the house and is warm & safe… sadly there are elementary school children stuck on buses and spending the night in school auditoriums because of poor planning as I type this. I’ve spent half of my life living in places that see a lot of snow- Maine, Pennsylvania & Colorado to name a few- and the other half here in the South and sometimes… I just shake my head and wonder how people can be so unprepared for winter. Hopefully everyone reading this is safe and warm!
Wow- what an amazing weekend! I’m still sort of recovering and attempting to gain ‘re-entry’ into normal life after spending 3 days in the “Woods of Wonder” in Seale, AL at the Doo-Nanny. I found out about it too late last year to attend and then heard about it multiple times at other vending events I did last year throughout Georgia. People would come up and say “Do you do the Doo??” or “OMG- people would love your stuff at Doo-Nanny” and I mostly heard… “I can’t explain it, You just have to go”… which pretty much sums up my experience this past weekend!
From the unbelievable permanent structures many of the artists vend from to the fully functioning giant outdoor kitchen – the costumes, the music, the sights, sounds and smells (OMG- the bbq! Let me tell you- those ‘Bama Boys can sure make a mean pulled pork sandwich!! ) and all of the amazing artists in attendance… it was definitely something you just have to experience. I’m so grateful to Mr. Butch Anthony for opening his land and his home to all of us!
The biggest part of the event is the lighting of the Doo-Nanny… Burning Man burns their “man” and here at Doo-Nanny, it’s all about the giant earth womb! Every year they light the fires differently… this year, a small crew of women with large fire poles waded out into the lake to light the fires! It was magical! I will warn you though, once you go into the Woods of Wonder, things don’t look quite the same! My husband and I were already planning our return trip while in our tent on Saturday night… I’ll definitely be there next year!!
You can see all of the photos that I took at the Doo-Nanny HERE on my shop Facebook page..