The 46th Annual Yellow Daisy Festival offers business smiles and inspiration

September 4, 2014 - garden totes

Yellow Daisy Festival central Bubble Man, Robin Booth, uses a burble wire to make huge froth for children to cocktail during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain. Booth has been creation a froth during a festival for 14 years. (Staff Photo: David Welker)

Yellow Daisy Festival central “Bubble Man”, Robin Booth, uses a burble wire to make huge froth for children to cocktail during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain. Booth has been creation a froth during a festival for 14 years. (Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Seeds of Happiness sculptor, Mark Borella, creates incomparable “Seeds of Happiness” for business during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain. Borella got a thought about a creations after carrying a crony go by a tough life situation. Later, friends told him he should start offered a sculptures since “everyone needs a small happiness”. (Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Limited Edition Yellow Daisy Festival “Seeds of Happiness” are seen during a Seeds of Happiness counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Billy Staubach, right, answers questions from Sandy Krauser, left, and Leslie Vaught, center, while display off his domestic steel flowers during his “metal garden” counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Large steel sunflowers finished by Billy Staubach lay in his “metal garden” during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Carole Nelson, front, looks during palm forged design frames and domicile equipment while visiting booths on a “A Loop” of a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Beth Bishop and Jessica Shelnutt talks with Seeds of Happiness sculptor, Mark Borella, while visiting his counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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William Krueger, 2, pops froth while attending a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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People lay on cruise benches in a object while attending a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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A perspective by a burble ropes during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Yellow Daisy Festival central “Bubble Man”, Robin Booth, blows a vast series of froth for children to play in during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Lisa Lynne plays a celtic harp in her counter on a “A Loop” during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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People travel in a shade of a vast trees over a businessman tents during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Beth Thomas and Margie Robinson demeanour during some fok art while walking around a “A Loop” of a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Folk art hangs from a side of a counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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A wire dragon hangs from a side of a counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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A ubiquitous perspective of Suzy Toronto’s “Wonderful Wacky Women” counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Paintings finished by featured artist, Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt, hang from a side of her counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Hillary Innis looks for vendors on a map for a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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Colorful burble wands for sale are seen during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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A ubiquitous perspective of a Bayou Billy tea counter during a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

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The categorical embankment of a 2014 Yellow Daisy Festival during Stone Mountain Park is flashy with several vast paper flowers on Thursday in Stone Mountain.(Staff Photo: David Welker)

STONE MOUNTAIN — The 46th annual Yellow Daisy Festival facilities a accumulation of humanities and crafts including jewelry, paintings and soaps, though artist Mark Borella was offered something a small opposite during his counter — smiles.

Borella owns a association Seeds of Happiness, that sells little, brightly colored clay smiles finished out of leftover clay from his studio. He gets goosebumps remembering how he got started sculpting a small clay smiles 8 years ago.

“A good crony of cave had an 8-year-old son losing a conflict opposite mind cancer. we wanted to give them something and only couldn’t make a art. we was too tighten to a situation,” Borella said. “I finished this handful of small smiles and kept them in a jar. When we got a call that it was his final night, we went and gave my crony a handful of smiles. we told him, ‘Hopefully, these seeds of complacency will grow.’”

Borella’s crony after called and speedy him to start creation and offered a small smiles since they helped move him a small complacency during a unequivocally tough time.

“They’re unequivocally elementary small things though really powerful. It’s about pity complacency and formulating an entrance to be kind to any other,” Borella said.

Seeds of Happiness is formed in St. Louis though Borella sells his smiles all over a nation and even a world. He initial came to a Yellow Daisy Festival final year since crony and associate artist Susy Toronto endorsed a festival.

Toronto has brought her Wonderful Wacky Women line of illustrations and inspirational difference to Yellow Daisy for 10 years. She comes from a prolonged line of artists including her grandfather who upheld a family during a Great Depression offered his art. Toronto started formulating her dumb drawings decades ago when her adopted son began doubt what his birth mom looked like.

“I had no thought what she looked like, so we drew him a dumb character. Then, we started creation and giving them to my friends to assistance them by their opposite trials and tribulations,” Toronto said.

Eventually, it grew into a association Wonderful Wacky Women charity several lines of illustrations with inspirational passages or difference of wisdom, books, totes and more. TingleHeart is an generally insinuate line for Toronto since she combined it as a reverence to a dear crony who upheld divided from ovarian cancer.

“Some women adore boots or purses though she desired sunglasses, so all of a dumb characters in a line are wearing sunglasses, “Toronto said. “I remember her revelation me that delight is a excellent sound there is in a face of adversity. That’s because we used amusement for a line.”

More than 400 artists are offered during The Yellow Daisy Festival, that will run by Sunday during Stone Mountain Park. The festival attracts an estimated 200,000 selling enthusiasts, many of that are seeking a ideal gift. Shoppers embody grandmothers and mothers pulling strollers, groups of women, maestro shoppers pulling carts and married couples all carrying along their splendid yellow, nominal festival bags.

Besides shopping, a festival facilities live low-pitched performances on a categorical stage, concessions and a children’s dilemma where small ones can attend in crafts, storytelling and face painting. On Saturday and Sunday, a children’s dilemma will also embody a sorcery uncover and a Atlanta Symphony Petting Zoo.

The Men’s Den, that is conveniently located subsequent to a Bud Light tent, offers a shelter with gentle seating and dual prosaic shade TVs, so a lady and sports fans attending a festival can locate a football diversion and other sporting events.

For some-more information about a 46th annual Yellow Daisy Festival, revisit stonemountainpark.com/events.

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