Hi everyone, thanks for coming by. I’ve not been in the mood for blogging for quite a while, but lately I’ve considered posting again with less text, sticking to more photos. I’ll see how it feels.
I promise not to post the 1500 photos I took when I went to Washington and Oregon in July, but if the mood strikes, you’ll see a few. I did quite a few collages over my break, and got some really great stuff in mail exchanges, so maybe I’ll show some of that. Instead of trying to showcase my gel pen art, I’ll probably use this blog as a place to post creative work of all kinds.
At the beginning of July, I was invited to show some art work at a friend’s open house. She called it “Christmas in July.” It turned out to be a showcase for party plan products of various kinds, so it wasn’t a lucrative event for me. I sold a packet of greeting cards to one woman and a hanging ornament to an 8 year old girl.
I usually photograph my tables at events like this so I can refer back later and make sure I bring all my stuff.
This table was smaller than I’m accustomed to, but it really wasn’t an issue since nobody came there to buy original art.
Make your own cards by pasting these on a blank card, or use as gift tags. It seemed like a good alternative to hanging them up. These will probably be abandoned eventually (see http://www.createmixedmedia.com/blogs/the-creative-life/michael-demeng-art-abandonment and http://tofuartsf.blogspot.com/2013/04/hide-some-art-in-book.html as I’m not really interested in keeping stuff around that is several years old. It does look nice, but doesn’t reflect my current style, skill level, or use of materials.
I won’t abandon the pendants, but I may just keep them all for myself and wear them in turn. I’m not surprised that people weren’t interested, since they were all coming to buy Tupperware. But it was a learning experience, listening to all those women who care about their cooking utensils and cleaning products, sharing their enthusiasm while trying to make a few bucks. I just wish I’d brought a book along.