She was my money gal and laugh partner! Thanks again Heide...You Rock!
So here is the front our our display. I had to take out what I had built up in the Knot Too Shabby store and use it for this booth, but loved how it all came together. Many people mentally "Pinned" the Eiffel Tower door which warmed my heart.
Here are a few more photos of my booth.
People were mainly drawn to the look of it. The artistic part of it, how I did it, they often felt the texture of it. I had many discussions on how I did what I did and pitched my upcoming article in Somerset Studio Magazine in January 2013. My next door vender's were amazed that this was my first booth ever. And other vendors complimented me on my displays as well.
The atmosphere at a Patchwork show is one that pleases the whimsical part of ourselves as well as the artistic part that thrives from an artistic culture and with esthetically pleasing products, where thought went into the making of them. The food vender's had yummies such as Salted Caramel Popcorn, and pumpkin bread pudding, and the skirt steak tacos were delish! At a Patchwork Craft show you definitely know you are in the company of many talented, artistic, individuals, that have put their passion into work. And you are also catering to a crowd who are drawn to and get the whole repurposing thing. They also bring in talented musicians to play throughout the day, and basically you don't want the day to end. Nicole and Delilah the two gals that put together these shows and the Craftification seminars really have a knack for putting great venues together, where both the artists can thrive and the public have a great event to go to and participate in.
What I found fun too is the customers that are drawn to such events...basically my people! There were a few that stuck out to me. First it was the awesome lesbian couple that bought my waves of the ocean shipping pallet. I became grateful for my dear friend Kat all those years ago, who came out of the closet with me. She and my dear friend David taught me that gay is OK. My children make fun of me because they have been taught this from the beginning of their lives and say that its our family motto. Truth is had I not had that belief system I would have shortchanged myself and my family of some amazing individuals based on where my mind has no business going to, our judging, in the first place...what they do behind closed doors!
So anyway back to this amazing lesbian couple. They bought this huge piece and let me keep it in my booth all day, and other people inquired believe you! One bought it for the other for Christmas. Thank you ladies, not only did you validate me in my creative endeavors but seriously you guys were so cute.
Then there was the character who came in with his underwater camera around his neck. He loved my art and also made a valid point when it came to my work. He didn't want to see the printed copyright text on the bottom of his "art." I realized I had printed it from what I would put online but he was right. I should just sign my pieces that I am selling. Thanks Cousteau.
There was the young gal that simply bought a mason jar for $3 but I was grateful for that as well. She liked what I had made and spent her three dollars in my booth. There were many more customers and even my sweet friend Emily that ventured from Glendora to see my booth. Thanks Em...I knew you would like these craft show.
So now after the wake of the show I see my home with new eyes...WoW what a creative hurricane I was! Storm Mishka! Time for the cleanup!