I’ve finished the classic car (sounds so much better than old carr) drawing. You can see a detail above the title. Here it is in its entirety.
It makes me think of what I’d like to do before, I’m too much of a Classic Woman, and go out to pasture myself.
My dream is to travel around, and do art festivals. I’ve done street fairs, and they’re fun. There’s nothing as ego-boosting as talking to viewer about one’s own art,
However, as a young sixteen year old, I had kind of a bad experience doing my first art street fair. One of my paintings was propped up on the sidewalk, and a man kneeled down in front of it. I pressed my knees tightly together, as far as they would go. The director of the show said, “You’ve got someone interested! Go talk to him.” I couldn’t figure out how to tell her, that by the angle the man was holding his face, behind sun glasses, I could tell he was trying to look up my skirt.
When he got up, he walked past me and said “I liked everything I saw”. I wanted to take a shower with Lava soap (anyone remember Lava soap), as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Back to the present…………I have a tent, I have panels.
God knows I have a lot of drawings. I have my retail persona.
I’m pretty much set to go.
Went to an art fair last Saturday and I learned a lot. If I want to make money at this, I’ll have to take the advice of the wise woman who ran the show in Mamaroneck. You have to have small pieces, enough to be impulse items and a statement piece. I have a lot, I mean a whole hell of a lot of statement pieces. Time mto change my focus.
I’m going to start by redoing some of the failures I’ve had, like the one above. Good ideas, that in execution missed the mark.
And hopefully, but next summer, this 1955 Classic will be on the road again!