about 9 months from now...I'm going to take a leap of faith and get a booth next year for Mellwood's September Art Fair. There. I said it aloud and wrote it in the blog, so it has to happen! Last year, being a newbie to Mellwood, it didn't make sense to me to pay for a both and I ended up being thrilled with the visitors and sales. But the bulk of the crowd is outside and in the event room specifically set-up for the fair.
This weekend was slower than last year's, but overall I still enjoyed it quite a lot. Any time I get to talk to visitors about what I do in my studio I count it as a great day! Selling one of my favorite pieces made it superbulous! Aubergine Apple has found a new home. The lady came in and knew exactly what she wanted without hesitation. I was dye painting a piece and had paint all over my hands so I was being cautious not to get it on her or the piece, but on the inside I was like "wow, she gets me, she really really gets me".
This was Aimee's, (studio mate), first fair. She was there on Saturday and received a commission from Abraham Lincoln! I kid you not! He and his wife (Mary Todd Lincoln) go into the schools as impersonators to teach...and he was looking for an artist to illustrate their presentations. Aimee is a history major and her father does similiar historical enactments! She was the only artist he actually stopped to talk to! Is that not fate, sychronicity, destiny, or what!!!?!!!! I love it when life reveals to us that we are suppose to show up exactly when we show up and immediately know why!