Top: setting up the second day.
Middle: the trees in back of the booths next to the carnival rides.
Bottom: pausing for a drink.
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.