My set up at the first FFFH Spring Art Show and Sale
Today was a great day. Here is my "booth" at the art show. The space was quite different than I imagined, so the way I thought I would set up was not the way I actually could. My portable wall for my 30 paintings was the priority and once that was in place I worked the rest out as best I could. The show was in a beautiful old historic building (almost 100 years old) and my space was in the front room in the corner that could be seen from the entrance. It was perfect. I realized I hadn't made a sign for the 30 paintings project so my mom ran to the store to get some bristol board so I could make a quick one. Not professional but better than nothing. Both she and my sister were a huge help to me today.
I gave out lots of business cards and made some new contacts, plus sold 6 more paintings, so I am thrilled. Even if none of that had happened my day was made by the friends who took the time to come and see me. And I met a man who actually follows some of the blogs that I know and love! What are the odds?
At one point I was visiting with and admiring the work of another artist (you can see her fibre art and blog "My Sweet Prairie" here) when a customer walked up and began talking to her. I continued looking at her work not realizing that the customer was a friend of mine who was trying to get my attention! She lives a couple of hours away and we met last summer at the Emma Lake painting class. When it clicked that it was her I think I screamed and pretty-well tackled her with my hug. I was so surprised and excited I was shaking! We did a power catch-up as best we could and she made an investment in my art! Thanks CJ- call me... soon!
And thanks Judy, for letting me know about this event.
* I have no idea what I did, but somehow I reposted/moved the blog entry with painting #13 and it shows with today's date. Weird.