Friday, September 25, 2009

Introducing my new ArtFire shop, and a closer look at my recent mini masks!
ArtFire is another way to buy and sell handmade items on line, much like etsy. However, you don't need to have an ArtFire account to purchase there.

If you have a moment, please tell me which of my mini masks featured there are your favorites, and why. I thrive upon your feedback ;)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Art in the Park Chestertown

Saturday was "Art in the Park" here in Chestertown. It was my first year as a vendor. I had a lot of fun seeing good friends and meeting new ones. Some of our Arts League volunteers and artists are just terrific folks that are fun to be around.
My new 'mini masks' were a big hit! These are made from the cardboard forms found inside of new shoes, kindly donated to me by Paul's Shoes here in Chestertown. There were so many chuckles and smiles as visitors walked along my fence. It was very rewarding. I did manage to sell a few of the mini masks as well.
This is only my second outdoor art event, so I am remaining open minded. Even though I often grumble 'never again' while preparing or packing up after the fair, it is always a great time once I am set up in the park. I figure there are worse ways to spend a Saturday.
Also I can't believe how perfect the "new-to-us" mini-van is for this type of thing. I looked at it lined up with all the other silver mini-vans as we artists packed up our wares and thought, this is most excellent!