We would get home, eat some food, drink a gallon of fluid and BAM, dead asleep by 9:00. It seems this is normal. WHEW! Of course then I wake up at 10:30 after the news and am refreshed and raring to go!
This weekend I had to honor of having my booth next to an old work acquaintances, Bernie Tennis. He has recently stopped working for The Man (as I have) and is now an Event Caricatureist. He was outstanding! Saturday he worked from 9:00 to 3:00 before he took a 10 minute break.
I'm going to talk him into going to Hydro Street Brewing for a night and also to come up to Columbus Aug 5th for the Ale and Art / Time Machine event. People were lined up waiting almost all day. Color takes about 20 minutes and B&W 10 minutes and he is not expensive at all. Check out Bernie Tennis dot com.
Well, I tell ya. DJ said she wished she knew how do so something creative and I said - it really does not take a lot of talent to make money. For instance. At this Arts and CRAFT fair there was a booth selling RED NECK WIND CHIMES.
Yea - empty cans of Bud on a stick!!! THEY SOLD OUT!!! and of course there were the dog puppets, Green Bay Packer stuffed dragons (because when you think of the Packers you think of dragons I guess) and some sort of tube bow and arrow sets. Also portraits of Elvis were selling.
ME? well, let's just say there have been worse outings . . . . . but if you take the attendance to sales ratio it was in the bottom three. STILL, bottom three is not horrible and the weather was nice and I got to hang out with DJ all day so it was fun. Plus the fact that people LOVED my work and I must say, my canopy was like a fly zapper, people walked past stopped and came back and gushed.
Literally, one little girl had a bloody nose and she kept walking a little to close to my canvas for my comfort. She was crying I DON'T WANT A BLOODY NOSE and then would lean over my bin of 8x12s!!! DUDE!!!!
It was warm but once again we had a tree providing shade. OH - and something I'm finding is that even poor art fairs are good. I was invited to a new ART fair (stress ART) and gallery in Paoli. Lovely Days Gallery. They really wanted me to be in their Art in the Park event Saturday August 11th. So add that to the list.
OH - there was one photographer who had a booth at the fair Saturday that was looking at my work and commented on my use of "photoshop". He said he didn't know how to use photoshop so all of HIS art was real photography. I could sort of tell he was looking down at my obvious cheating because I said 100% of my worked used "photoshopped".
He did not come back on Sunday and his area was empty. I don't like to rub things in because I know photography is a hard sell but I hate people telling me THEY are a purist with REAL photography!
OK - I have to order some things before Deforest - OH - one thing that was catching peoples eyes was Curly!
Have a great Monday