Whew, It’s Over

28 09 2009

The Funk In The City “art festival” was a total bust for me.  I like what another vendor said…”I sell more than this at my crappiest shows”.  Yeh, what she said.  There was a gal next to me selling ceramic mushrooms for $5-$6…could that have anything to do with it? And the more I thought about it…surely they had to come from China.  So what’s there to say about a show like this?  How about…I won’t be back!  And so many people I know have raved about this show.  Sigh.

I did meet some nice people next to me to whom I am completely indebted for helping me load up.  Due to incoming storms the festival closed up an hour early.  Their help made sure all my stuff didn’t get wet, because a big downpour did come.  Thanks to Sean Troy of Wood Turned Dreams and his helper.   His old website was shut down by the host, but his new one is almost up and running.  Check out his wonderful wood turning work when you get a chance at www.woodturneddreams.com

Anyway, on to the next thing…I have some classes scheduled, a trip out of town where I will be visiting with friends and seeing Quilt National (yeh!), and a one day quilt show event.  Perhaps I can even work on some art this month… that would be fun.  I am feeling inspired to do some printing so that I can continue exploring with the piece of cloth from the previous post.  I am stirred to create.

Another task is to begin photographing all the things that didn’t sell! to start listing in my Etsy shop.

Photo…gray hand dye that I “painted” with soy wax, froze, crumpled, then brushed dish gel over it to discharge it.

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2 responses

28 09 2009
Jaime Haney

Aw, Kathy. I’m so sorry the show was not great for you. I was not able to make it this time and had to drop out last minute.

Your gray hand dye piece is beautiful but it reminds me of the cold winter skies soon to come!

30 09 2009
Judy Grupp

Hang in there – it’s a bad year for all the arts. I always try to buy something from a “living artist” whenever my wallet can afford it (which is not often). I truly believe we have to support and lift up each other. Try to focus on the art and not on the bottom line. Easy for me to say – I have a full time job – not a big paying one, but it does do the mortgage! Good luck and good fortune!

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