Yesterday was the festival for which I neglected artwork, and housework for. I had a good time, but, no sales. I feel I might have been successful if I had done some small portraits of people for not too much money. It was a very child oriented event. Lot’s of face painting and arts and crafts for kids.
I did get some good exposure though…gave out some cards, and magnets. Little by little I’m getting the equipment together to do more high end outdoor shows, too. I bought some gridwall. I also found that an EZ up tent that costs over $400 on Dick Blick, is available at KMart for $149. Promptly put one on layaway.
I may do the show again, next year, but better prepared. So, now, back to work on “Scraggly Weed”.
The day job took over last week, worked extra hours, no time for artwork. Hell, though, I need the money. I’m tired as a dog now, can’t really do any work on scraggly weed, which is beginning to look like Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Last week, I answered an ad for an art show. I was selected, with only one week to get ready for it. It’s on August 11, in Soundview Park in the Bronx for any of you in the area. It starts at 11:00 am.
The nice thing, is that I didn’t have to pay a fee, it was barter for a donation to their fundraiser. I’m giving them “Refuge”, which I’m sure I posted before.
So, I’ve got to get a black tablecloth, and find someway to display all this stuff. Now that I have a smartphone, I can take credit cards. So, with any luck at all…..