So, I realize that I'm already off to a bad start as a blogger since it's been almost a month since my last update. But...(prepare for the excuses)... I've been really busy doing art fairs and such. :) Anyhow, I thought I'd share a little bit about them now that I finally have time for a breather.
Let's start from the beginning. I started off the month with the Steve Tolbert Adoption event. Hosted at the local Suzuki dealership, Steve graciously agreed to pay all on-site adoption fees for those that chose to adopt a dog that day. It was a great event and 40 dogs got new families. Yay! My favorite pic of the day was this pit bull sporting his super sweet sunglasses. I just may have to turn this into a painting someday. Doggles part 2 perhaps.
Next I did the Zona Rosa Art Fair. It was my first time at this event and despite the rain it turned out pretty well. But, lets talk about the rain first.
It seems that anytime a do an event, especially an outdoor one, it either rains or huge thunderstorms come through and blow everything away. No joke. If you are experiencing a drought, give me a call and I'll bring my tent and take care of it. At one point in the show the rain was so heavy that it was starting to fill up the tent. Thank goodness I carry my prints in a plastic bin!
Fortunately the rain cleared off by the evenings, so the show wasn't a total loss. Plus this was my first show that was open after dark so I got to test out a new lighting system in my tent. Not to mention Zona Rosa has these cool lights in the streets. It made me feel like I was in the movie "Big Fish".
I also managed to sell a couple of originals at this show, which hasn't happened for me in some time.
Below are the Stephens' who purchased my Vietnam Remembered painting and their son picked up one of my custom toys! If you all are out there and reading this, thank you very much for stopping by my tent. You made the show worthwhile.
Okay, on to the UnPlaza Art Fair. I had never attended this show before I participated in it (not the best idea by the way - I would recommend at least walking a fair before you participate) so I had no idea what to expect. I was hoping it would draw some of the crowd from the prestigious Plaza Art Fair a couple blocks away and be a good place for me. However, it was not. I think the best thing about this show was the cute dogs that stopped by my booth.
This was a dwarf pit bull that came by. I had no idea there was even such a thing, but he was really cute, so I had to take his picture.
Then there was Lucy. This cute, cute, cute Dachshund who just happens to look identical to half of my "2 of a Kind" diptych. Fortunately her parents were kind enough to humor me and let me get a photo of her next to my painting.(that is her mom trying to hide behind my painting) No folks, the painting was not actually based on her but dang, it looks like her. :)
There you have it. A very brief run down of the shows I've been doing lately. Coming up in October I'll be doing a "vinyl art" show in downtown KC. All of the art will be created on or using vinyl records. If you are local stop by. We'd love to see you there. I also realize that the event is not clear, so to clarify - the actual show is October 21st from 7:30-9:30.
Until next time-Ashley