Yellow Daisy Festival
For much of her 20s, Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt traveled the world, trying to sketch a true likeness of herself.
Lingerfelt was a recent college graduate feeling unfulfilled as a graphic designer in Tokyo when she embarked on a prolonged journey to China, India, Pakistan and parts of Scandinavia. All along she sensed, “I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do.”
Fast-forward to 2005. Now living in Georgia, Lingerfelt sold several of her colorful nature- and mystically-influenced paintings at an art festival in Duluth. In the process, a clear picture of who she was finally emerged.
She’s an artist. And not just any one. The 48-year-old Dallas painter has emerged as the featured artist of the the 46th Yellow Daily Festival, which takes place Thursday through Sunday at Stone Mountain Park. The iconic festival this year boasts more than 400 “crafters” from 33 states, offering handmade work in categories ranging from pottery and photography to fabric and fine art. There’s also also a children’s corner; live musical entertainment (Atlanta’s own Grammy-nominated Christian pop artist Jamie Grace performs at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7); food trucks and other outdoor dining options, as well as a “Men’s Den” for the less, uh, crafts-inclined.
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