Flip Flops (sold)
6″ x 6″
oil on panel
©2011 Tracy Wall
There’s just something about flip flops that scream summer. I was intrigued by the shadows of the straps caused by the blazingly hot midday July sun.
I just got home from another hot summertime event — a County Fair! This year, Denver has hosted it’s first ever Denver County Fair…. a mix of last century’s traditions with today’s hip culture and technology. It even got picked up by AP and posted by NPR. (you gotta click on both of these links and read all about it)
It was just like the traditional rural county fairs I grew up with complete with corn dogs, a Ferris wheel, a ring-toss, and scads of award-winning vegetables.
Then again, Denver is a metropolitan area and this is 2011. At the Denver County Fair, texting competitions, a bike rodeo, a holistic fair, and a Freak Show also had their place alongside the blue ribbon chickens and apple pies.
Just a fun time. It’s summertime.