Before I get into my 1st Art fair that had the word "art" in it (as opposed to a Vendor Show) I must enlighten you with a Tuesday smile.
I introduce you to Snowball. If you have not seen Snowball you are in for a treat. Scientists are now studying Snowball as he is the first non-human that can actually carry a beat to a variety of music. Many animals dance to music but normally it's just an excitement thing, however, it seems birds are of a different feather.
It's long been known that birds are as smart as dolphins. For instance, crows can make tools for getting food. One time DJ and I were eating a fast food meal and we watched a crow find a discarded Burger King bag, he hopped around it, grabbed the bottom of the bag and emptied the contents on the ground. We thought that was pretty cool until we saw what happened next.
The crow found the onion rings and starting with the biggest ring, he placed each onion ring on top of each other biggest to smallest and then scooped all of them in his beak and flew away. OUTSTANDING!!
Well, it seems snowball actually loves and listens to the music and can dance to the beat. Scientists have studied all of the tapes they have received and have said that he is not trained to do this.
As for this weekend. Friday and Saturday I was attending the Portage Art Walk and what an event it was - WHEW!!! Let me tell you it wore me out, almost in the same exact way standing for 16 hours a day during the Public Enemies shoot did.
The total number of people that entered our building was fifty (50). That’s right five zero! Yet - I made money and it was a good dress rehearsal (yet it seems I missed the weekend). And although I did make a SMALL amount of cash (stress small) I also made a few good contacts. A good number of people said I MUST get into the Spring Green Art Fair and Baraboo and many artists stressed I SHOULD attend the better Fairs. One Restaurant ask if I would be willing to show my wares for 2 months in their restaurant.
So I came away feeling good. The compliments were for the most part real ones as opposed to just being polite so it's all good and just seeing what people were looking at and how they were behaving was fascinating.
Here is my assistant trying to bring in the crowd.
So remember - this coming Saturday I'll be at the - Sun Prairie "Taste of the Arts" in booth 138 in Sheehan Park (across from the library) - 120 arts/craft vendors, whine and cheese tasting and all sorts of fun. I'm in the newbie area (this is what fairs do, put the new artists in the poorer spots), the far outside area facing out to the west.
I took this photo Sunday of my favorite cows. If you signed up for my newsletter this will be a repeat but . . oddly not everyone reads my blog so . . . . .
I'm calling this project
The Square Carts
Another guy that had bad luck was Rob who does Hand made one of a kind steel sculptures. Fantastic stuff and he just needs to find the right venue for yous work.
Have a great rainy Tuesday! brrrr