Monday, July 12, 2010

Outdoor Art Fairs


A few years back, I did three outdoor art fairs. There was severe weather at each one. One of the storms quickly turned into a tornado warning and we were left in our little booth with the rain coming in sideways, holding the tent down so the whole thing wouldn't blow away. Another time my grid wall left two 20" scrapes in the hood of my car. I swore I would never do an outdoor art fair again.

Allow some time to pass...

Yesterday I did another outdoor art fair. Why, I cannot tell you. While most of the day was nothing more than extremely hot and sticky, the last couple of hours left us all drenched by two very strong downpours. I've got a lot of really wavy warped books now that will have to be added to my damaged stack (half price books, anyone?).

Luckily, today was sunny and dry and I laid everything out in my driveway. Everything except the books recovered.

On a more positive note, thank you so much to all the people who came by my booth and bought something to take home with them!

5 comments:

Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

I'm always grateful that pottery doesn't mind getting wet at an outdoor show. Sorry St. Kate's was so soggy.

Barbara Benson Keith said...

I am in awe of you and everyone else that does these on a regular basis. What a lot of work! I was next to Sue Peoples, who mentioned you. Julia and Bernadette just down a couple. Miriella was there. I was across from another mosaic friend. I love that part - seeing friends!

Sue Betanzos said...

I can relate to your experience and They are A Lot of Work and Stress. that being said I agreed to do one this November. Why? because it is a vehicle to get my name and work out. But one a year is plenty for me!

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Good luck to you, Sue B, at the Nov show! I agree, they are certainly good for exposure!

Sue Betanzos said...

Thanks!I have mixed feelings. Had to convince myself. Will see how it goes and envision fabulous weather and sales/contacts :~)