The pioneer spirit was in evidence on Thursday, June 20, 2013 when once again showers greeted vendors intent on setting up and selling their wares. But spirits weren’t dampened and customers still arrived in force to browse and make their purchases. By early afternoon the sun was out and more vendors and shoppers arrived to enjoy the day.
The Vendors of the Week for next week are both artists in their own right with very different ways to express their talent. The first, “Designs by Olena” has set forth to design with glass beads, charms and crystals what she describes as “window charms”. Each one starts with a decorative piece of wood, often interesting driftwood, from which multiple lengths of beads, crystals and charms hang to catch the light in your window. What began as a hobby and something to do while coping with COPD, she would make and then give them to friends and people who admired what she was doing. When a friend remarked she should sell her creations, she decided she would give it a try. Each one is an original work of art and she encourages people to tell her what colors and interests they have so each can be personalized.
Sylvia A. Hosie Photography takes the viewer throughout five continents with photographs of places of antiquity. Traveling to places where history has left remarkable landscapes, monuments and vistas, Sylvia strives to convey a sense of place with her work. She is drawn to places where great civilizations rose and sometimes fell including Angkor, Chaco, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, believing each has a story to tell.
With an eye for history, Sylvia also depicts the history and legacy of the Old West through her portraits of cowboys, Native Americans and horses. Her love of horses is evident and her ability to capture their beauty, spirit and grace is unmatched.
Closer to home, the third generation Oregonian loves to showcase the beauty of Oregon’s coastline, waterfalls, covered bridges and lighthouses through her prints and photo card line “In the Slow Lane”.
The Thursday Toledo Street Market is open from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. every Thursday. Carol Boysun, the Market Manager can be reached at (541) 336-2064 for more information.