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Greenbelt Labor Day Parade

Like I wrote in a previous post, I was totally exhausted on the Labor Day holiday itself after spending a weekend doing a ton of walking at the Labor Day Festival. In the morning I managed to drag myself down to the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, where I saw my friends march and I took a lot of photographs. Once the parade ended I drove home so I could eat lunch.

If it weren’t for the fact that I had two obligations that day, I would have blown off the last day of the festival, which began immediately following the parade. One was working a one-hour volunteer shift at the Art Show, which was a condition of entering my four pieces in the first place. I signed up for the 2-3 p.m. shift on the last day of the festival. I figured that I would serve an hour, then hang around the festival for another hour until the Art Show closed for good around 4 p.m., then pick up my four pieces. What I didn’t count on was feeling physically sapped and sore all over my body. I had to wear kneepads on both of my knees because they were creaking so damned much. It was the only way I could get around the festival for the last day.

I originally decided to take the shuttle bus over to the festival because I know from previous years that parking can be especially hard to find on the last day due to the parade and the festival. The shuttle buses were supposed to run every half-an-hour and the program flyer I had said that the buses were supposed to begin running at 1 p.m. on the last day. I arrived at 1:15 p.m. but since the flyer said that the buses would arrive every half-an-hour, I thought that a new bus would arrive at 1:30 p.m. Except it didn’t. I waited with one other person and she said that the buses were usually reliable. Not this time.

I waited until 1:40 p.m. but the bus never showed up. I told the woman who was also waiting that I had to take off because I was expected at the Art Show by 2 p.m. so I drove my car to Roosevelt Center (where most of the fair took place). I lucked out when a car happened to pull out of a spot near the Co-Op Supermarket and I was able to park close by.

I barely made it to my shift on time. My duty consisted of counting the number of people who entered the Art Show during the hour that I served. It wasn’t so bad. The woman who waited at the bus stop with me arrived at the Art Show and she told me that the bus finally arrived about 8 minutes after I left. (Which meant that the bus arrived at 1:48 p.m. So much for arriving every 30 minutes.)

I was relieved at 3 p.m. so I walked back to the fairgrounds where I took this picture.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 4, 2017

There was a line outside this one food both that not only served funnel cakes but also fried Oreos, fried Twinkies, fried cheesecake, fried Rice Krispies, and even fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I didn’t dare try anything from that booth because some of that stuff sounded like it would either make me vomit or give me diarrhea. There were plenty of people willing to risk their digestive health to try that booth.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 4, 2017

The Craft Show was open for the second and final day as well. I only took a few photos that day.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 4, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 4, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 4, 2017

After the Art Show closed at 4 p.m., I walked back to the Greenbelt Community Center where I picked up my art pieces. I saw that there were still plenty of people around and I didn’t feel like fighting the crowds trying to get out of the parking lot. I brought my laptop with me just in case I needed to wait around and I decided to do something web-related. I came up with an idea.

I ordered a small plate of chicken tenders from a food booth along with a soda. I sat at a table outside Makerspace 125 (which was closed that day, especially since all the volunteers had taken part in the parade just a few hours earlier). I ate the chicken tenders and drank the soda then logged into Makerspace 125’s Wi-Fi. I proceeded to sort through the photos I took at the festival the entire weekend and upload them on to my various social media accounts. I took so many photos and did so much uploading that it was 8 p.m. and the sun had just set by the time I decided to quit. The festival had officially ended just two hours earlier. When I went to the parking lot to retrieve my car, I found that it was one of only two cars that were left parked outside the Co-Op Supermarket. As I was driving back home I saw a pickup truck hauling one of the ice cream stands behind it.

That’s it for the 2017 Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.

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What a difference a day makes! Like I wrote in my last entry, I briefly attended the second day of the festival due in large part to the rain. The third day of the festival was different. It was sunny outside, the temperature reached into the low 70’s, and the humidity was low as well. It was the perfect outdoor weather for the festival!

When I arrived at the festival I saw that the STEM center Makerspace 125 had created a small miniature golf course consisting of handmade decorations that were miniature replicas of various Greenbelt landmarks and the local wildlife.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

This mini golf course was especially a big hit with the kids.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Even though the third day fell on a Sunday, I blew off church that morning because I wanted to make sure that I would arrive at the Greenbelt Museum on time for another event I wanted to take part in. This year the Greenbelt Museum was the site for the Retro Town Fair, which was the first time I participated in it since 2014.

I submitted two hand-knitted clothes for dolls. One was the funky “fur” coat for 1/6 dolls, which I had my Blythe doll model mainly because she was the one doll I had who looked best wearing it. The other was the Alice’s Tea Party knitted dress for 18-inch dolls. I had my Addy Walker doll model it because she looked like those African American church ladies I frequently see in my area on Sundays walking in public all dressed up in their finest dresses and hats (or a hair accessory).

Basically I had to submit my entries between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. then wait until between 2-4 p.m. before I can see the entire Retro Town Fair. So I submitted my entries then walked back to the main part of the Labor Day Festival where I hung around for a bit while I ordered a giant crab pretzel for lunch from one of the food booths. After lunch I walked back to the Greenbelt Museum while I took these pictures.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

I came upon my dolls and I found that I won two white 3rd place ribbons. I was pretty happy with that award even though the organizers had them laying down the entire time. (I guess it was probably easier to display them that way without worrying about them falling down.)

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

The festival area was full of people once again since Tropical Storm Harvey went away. Here are some pictures I took.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

The bingo tables were reopened as well with people eagerly playing bingo.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

There was this very long line at the ice cream stand.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

There were a couple of pint-sized Stormtroopers from Star Wars.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

That day was also the first day of the Craft Fair, where the vendors were blessed with ideal weather for selling their handcrafted wares.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

What was really wild is that I got lucky when I met a prominent person whom I’ve seen on TV a few times (back in the days when I still had cable television). The former head of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, is running for Maryland governor in next year’s mid-term elections and he was at the festival talking to the people and asking them for their opinions. Here are a couple of pictures I took of him.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

If he gets elected next year, I’ll definitely have these photos to show people while telling them “I met Governor Jealous when I was at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival back in 2017.” (LOL!)

Makerspace 125 had a busy day. Not only were the volunteers there running the miniature golf course but they were also putting the final finishing touches on their parade float for the next day. When I was there, they were making giant LEGO blocks.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

I even went to the Greenbelt Theater, which was running classic cartoons (Superman, Betty Boop, Popeye, and various Looney Tunes shorts) for free on the big screen.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 3, 2017

I walked back to the Greenbelt Museum where I picked up my dolls and my award ribbons then I headed back home feeling exhausted yet happy at all the good things I experienced that day.

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The cooler than usual weather on this holiday weekend not only continued on the second day of the festival but it rained as well. Tropical Storm Harvey, formerly known as Hurricane Harvey, arrived in the area dumping a huge amount of rain. Fortunately it had lost much of its powerful punch that it unleashed on Texas and Louisiana by the time it arrived in the DC area to the worst that happened is that it was totally wet and cold outside. For the first time ever I wore a t-shirt, long pants, and a hooded windbreaker to an outdoor Labor Day festival.

The only major advantage is that parking was relatively easy to find compared to sunny days. I went to the festival despite the bad weather because I wanted to check out my submissions to the Art Show to see if I had won anything. Besides, the Art Show was being held indoors at the Greenbelt Community Center so it was no big deal to go on a rainy day.

As I was walking through the festival grounds on the way to the Art Show I saw that the entertainment had gone on despite the bad weather. As this next picture shows, there were a few hardy souls in the audience who stood there with umbrellas while there were others who decided to sit in the wet bleachers and groove to the band onstage.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

The next few photographs show the festival in the rain.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

The originally scheduled bingo games were cancelled altogether.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Some of the attractions were also closed, such as this giant slide.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Amazingly there were a few carnival rides that were still opened despite the rain. What’s more, there were people willing to ride in the rain. (Most of them were under 18.)

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

The Greenbelt Elementary PTA’s used book sale went on with tarp covering many of the books, VHS tapes, and DVDs.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 1, 2017

I arrived at the Art Show. I found that none of my submissions won anything this year. I wasn’t too bitter because I’ve won other years and I wasn’t obsessed over winning anything. I took a few pictures of my art on display.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

That day was also Community Day when various local groups and businesses have information tables out and they try to engage the general public. These photos show how the rain had affected the attendance at these tables.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

After checking out these tables I went to Makerspace 125 because it was indoors and it was sponsoring a special Make and Take event. Basically people could use K’NEX building toys to make their own Fidget Spinners (which is this year’s fad toy for all ages).

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

I gave it a try and here’s the Fidget Spinner that I built.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Here is what it looks like when I gave it a spin.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

I also took a couple pictures of the official Makerspace 125 parade float that would be used in the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade in two days.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, September 2, 2017

Compared to the day before, I decided to cut my time at the festival short because of the continuing rain. Instead I went to the local movie theater where I saw the film Wonder Woman, which I enjoyed thoroughly. (Yeah, I know I was watching this movie for the first time many weeks after everyone else saw it and made it into a huge summer hit. At least I finally saw it on the big screen).

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I recently took part in the Greenbelt Labor Day Art Show (which is usually held each year in conjunction with the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival). I submitted the maximum four pieces allowed per artist. Two of the pieces were older ones that I had never shown at that particular art show before but two of the pieces were newly created pieces. Here is some information about the newer pieces but, first, here are two pictures of these pieces.

Fashion Show
LEGO Minifig and acrylic paint on canvas
4 inches x 4 inches
10 cm x 10 cm

On Stage
LEGO Minifigs, acrylic paint, and computer printout on canvas
4 inches x 4 inches
10 cm x 10 cm

I got my inspiration for doing these two tiny mixed-media art canvases through some decluttering. I realized that I had purchased a bunch of tiny canvases in various sizes from various art supply stores but they had gone unused for many months.

At the same time I found three LEGO Minifigs that I purchased at a LEGO Store (either in Arundel Mills, Annapolis Mall, or Tyson’s Corner—I don’t remember which location). I remember how I came across them. Each LEGO store has an area where you can create your own Minifigs by assembling various parts together until you find the combination that you end up really liking. Basically you buy a set three Minifigs that your customize yourself for $10. I had this idea that maybe I could possibly make necklaces from these Minifigs that I could sell at future craft shows so I assembled three Minifigs of my own and purchased them. I think I may have purchased them at some point either before my hip revision surgery in 2011 or after the surgery but before my husband walked out on me just three months later (and three days after Christmas).

I never got around to making necklaces or any other kind of jewelry from them mainly because I couldn’t figure out how to put a loop at the top of the Minifig’s head without messing up the connected head and hairstyle. On top of it, the Minifigs are made from hard plastic so finding a suitable drill that could cut through the hard plastic while being small and thin enough to drill into a Minifig’s head would be a major challenge. Plus I was still reeling from my husband’s unexpected walkout and subsequent divorce.

So when I unearthed the unused tiny canvases and Minifigs I had an idea of pairing the two of them together into a mixed media piece. When I saw the redhead with the flashy off-the-shoulder top with a tiny silver star, I immediately thought of a fashion show. (I’ve also have long been a fan of Project Runway.) So I painted a fashion runway backdrop in acrylic paint and glued that Minifig to the canvas using an acrylic gel.

As for the other two Minifigs, I thought about the two of them being on stage somewhere (it could be in a small nightclub or a cafe or even a high school auditorium) being ready to perform. So I painted a stage backdrop for the two of them. For added measure, I printed out a small banner on cardstock and glued it to the canvas using acrylic gel. I got the “Everything is Awesome” slogan from the theme song to The LEGO Movie of the same name.

Those two pieces were formally debuted at the Greenbelt Labor Day Art Show. Although I didn’t win any prizes, I heard some people respond positively to it so it’s all good. (I’ve won in the past so I’m not totally hurt if I don’t win anything at this year’s show.) I’m happy that I was able to find new uses for what I had lying around the house instead of just throwing them in the trash or recycling bin.

Like I wrote earlier, I’m participating in two separate events at this weekend’s Greenbelt Labor Day Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland starting this afternoon at 1 p.m. (when the Art Show formally opens to the public for the first time). I took advantage of the four-artpiece limit by displaying a combination of old and new art, starting with my acrylic painting, Desire.

Desire

Desire
Acrylic on canvas
9 inches x 12 inches
23 cm x 30 cm

Desire is the oldest of my paintings in this show. It was the one that I originally painted while I was recuperating from my hip replacement back in late 2008 based on my photograph of my in-laws’ dog, Jay-Jay, while he was begging for a snack that I was eating at the time (during one of my many visits to their home in Phoenix that I made with my then-husband before our marriage broke up). I originally displayed this painting at Artomatic in 2009 then I gave it to my husband’s mother and step-father as a Christmas present later that year. (We gave it to them during a visit over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.) My mother-in-law passed away in 2010—just four months after we gave them that painting. When my husband’s step-father decided to move to a smaller apartment in a retirement community during the summer of 2011, he had to drastically downsize his possessions so he gave the painting back to us. When my husband left me in late 2011, that painting was among the many things he had left behind with me. I’ve displayed Desire at a few local shows in the years since (the most recent was the one in Baltimore last summer) but this will be the first time this painting will be displayed at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival. You can read more about the making of this painting in a blog post I wrote back in 2011.

The second artwork is a piece I did for a contest last year where we had to create our art using a tiny canvas. I decided to submit that to the Art Show as well. Here is my piece titled Carousel Horses at Night.

carouselhorsesatnight-webversion

Carousel Horses at Night
Acrylic on canvas
3 inches x 3 inches
8 cm x 8 cm

You can read more about how I made this tiny painting in a blog post that I wrote last year.

In addition I created two new pieces. So far I’ve uploaded pictures of them on my various social media accounts. Here are a couple of Twitter tweets I made very shortly before the final submission deadline yesterday.

I really didn’t have much time to write anything in detail about these pieces. I’ll write more about these two pieces in a proper blog post at a later date.

In addition to the Art Show, I also intend to submit a couple of items I knitted to the Retro Town Fair, which will only be opened to the general public tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. Both are doll outfits that I managed to finish knitting last year and I made an unsuccessful attempt to sell them on eBay during the winter holiday season. The first one is a fur coat that I knitted using funky novelty yarn. This one is supposed to fit Barbie and other 1/6 scale dolls. This coat can also fit 1/6 scale dolls with large heads, such as this Blythe doll who’s modeling this coat in the photo below.

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You can read more about how I made this coat while viewing photos of other dolls wearing it in a blog post I wrote last December.

Last, but not least, is this outfit I knitted for 18-inch dolls (such as American Girl). Here’s a photo of Addy Walker modeling this outfit.

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You can read more about how I made this outfit while viewing photos of other dolls wearing it in a blog post I also wrote last December.

For information and directions to the festival, visit the festival’s official site.

If you happen to be in the Washington, DC area this Labor Day weekend, you can have the opportunity to check out my art in person. Once again I am participating in this year’s Greenbelt Labor Day Art Show, which will run concurrent with this year’s Greenbelt Labor Day Festival. Here is where and when you can view my artwork:

Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Hours:

Saturday, September 2: 1-6 p.m.
Sunday, September 3: 1-6 p.m.
Monday, September 4: 1-4 p.m.

I’m also going to submit my recent knitting to the Retro Town Fair, which is held as part of the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival for one day only. Here is the location and hours of this fair.

Greenbelt Museum
10 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Hours:

Sunday, September 3: 2-4 p.m.

For information and directions to the festival, visit the festival’s official site.

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The German Festival ran the same weekend as Artscape but I was lured to the former by the fact that it was held indoors in an air conditioned building. (There was a massive heatwave that had been blanketing the area for at least two weeks.) Besides I still have less-than-fond memories of my last attendance at Artscape when I met two people from my childhood in Glen Burnie whom I did not want a reunion with.

I drove to the light rail stop in North Linthicum then took the light rail all the way to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. It started to rain the minute I got off the light rail but I brought an umbrella with me so it was no big deal. (It was another reason why I’m glad I didn’t choose to go to Artscape this year.) There were practically no lines so it was no big deal getting inside. It was basically a nice event with many of the same vendors as my last attendance in 2014. I ate sauerbraten with noodles for lunch followed by a slice of black forest cake. Before I left I purchased two freshly baked cinnamon sticks to eat later. I also took a few pictures, which you can see below.

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

German Festival

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I attended this year’s Greenbelt Green Man Festival. On the first day (May 13) I arrived shortly before the festival closed down for the day mainly because I had spent the bulk of the day walking the Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour. I still managed to take a few photos.

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

The following day was more sunny and it was a warm pleasant day. Plus it was Mother’s Day on top of it. I spent the bulk of my day at the festival where I took these photos.

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

Makerspace 125 had its giant box full of Legos for any child to play with.

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

While the outdoor festival was winding down, the festival moved indoors to the New Deal Cafe. The band Kiva closed the 2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival with their show.

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

I only purchased one thing for myself that weekend: a bar of honey rose-scented goat milk soap that was made by Natural Image Botanicals.

2017 Greenbelt Green Man Festival

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