So, it is with dread and trepidation that we tell you about the sixth annual Art & Rubber Stamp Festival at the Grapevine Convention Center this weekend. There will be hundreds, perhaps thousands, of crafty people there who use rubber stamps to make funny or quaint pictures, or plaster various paper products with clever little sayings in oddly spaced lettering for fun and/or profit. According to Heirloom Productions, which organized the event that runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, customers will be able to buy from their favorite rubber-stamp manufacturers, attend free classes and demonstrations hosted by these same companies, enjoy "a renown" (sic) stamp-art exhibit, and receive free souvenir stickers.
If you're up for encounters with the "scrapbookers" and rubber-stampers of the world who'll be heading to 1209 S. Main St. in Grapevine (with their children) this weekend, resist the urge to make fun of their lingo, their so-called art, and/or their children. These people could not care less what you think about them; the only real impressions they're interested in are made with rubber stamps.