Wednesday, October 13, 2010

THE WEEKEND FARE

Top: setting up the second day.
Middle: the trees in back of the booths next to the carnival rides.
Bottom: pausing for a drink.
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I am thrilled to report that the fare, it's called the Huntington Fall Fare I believe, their spelling, not mine, was a resounding success for me and oddly enough, not one single painting of mine was sold!

Diane Portigiano and Maria Misko, both members of digho, a custom design/branding firm, offered me some space in their booth this past weekend and luckily for me, I accepted. 

Not only did I snap enough reference to paint from for the next two years but my business cards and information got into more hands and in front of more faces than I could possibly even hope for in a year let alone the two days of our attendance!

Diane and Maria had their work displayed as you entered the booth along the back "wall" of the booth.Their custom invitations, logos, announcements, branding and promotional materials made an incredible display. While Angela, a wonderful new friend who makes, among other things, soaps, balms, salts, and lip gloss in her basement, took up the right side while I occupied the left. It made for an attractive group and we were graced with a lot of visitors during the two day period.

The weather was, in a word, perfect. The crowd, diverse and interesting, was enormous and the painting of my niece, Claire, got more attention than I ever thought possible. I'm still buzzing from the many kind, generous and wonderful comments my work received and have already gotten two commissions as a direct result of attending, with promises of many more! Oh my!

Diane and Maria, thank you so very much for inviting me, it was one of the most fun times I've ever had selling myself! It was painless...especially since Maria and Diane were kind enough to stand out in "traffic" in front of the booth and hand out our information.

Guess it might be a good idea to get outta the house once in a while.

I've been busy getting Claire done and haven't been able to visit my favorite blogs. I can't wait to see what's been going on.

9 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that you had a successful and fun week-end! I'm looking forward to your paintings from the fare and the commissions that you paint!

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  2. I'm glad your first time was so sweet. It will now be the one against which all others will be judged. Congratulations.

    -Don

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  3. You sound like you had a great time Suzanne, always good to get yourself 'out there'. Youve inspired me;o)

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  4. What a stroke of genius to be part of a group for this event. And what a great offer your friends extended to you. Congrats. Hope you do get more commissions. It is nice to see that you had a good experience outdoors!. I have never liked the tent thing, always seems intimidating to me, so it is refreshing to hear of such a positive result.

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  5. Congratulations, Suzanne. I am so happy you had such a successful day. It's not surprising, your work is amazing. Looking forward to your next post.

    All the best to you.

    Joan

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  6. Fun to hear about your Coming Out Party at the Fare. (I'm so glad to hear the spelling is not yours! ha)

    Your work is so beautiful, I'm sure visitors were impressed even if they didn't buy.

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  7. I'm so happy for you that it was a great experience. Yipee!!!

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  8. wowie - that sounds great - so glad it was such a success!

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  9. Surprising you didn't sell anything, but it's like the Open Studios I just did, everyone keeps telling me that with all those biz cards that went out, someone will turn up sometime to buy. Cheers!

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