Did a fun art fair over the weekend. I think every fair like this helps you understand more about your art and the people who buy your art. This particular event was a fun one for me because I got to connect with some old friends, many of whom I had not seen in 20 years!
This was an indoor event (thankfully, because it was about a high of 25 outside with cold wind!), so we didn’t need the tent. Just a few tables and some pretty boxes to display our stuff. I had my sign out front, which is also the cover of my book, Art and Faith.
That was one side of the booth. The other had my new large prints, which are 16×20. I’m totally loving these! An artist friend suggested I start selling these. Wasn’t that a good idea? I love how they draw your eye in.
I also kept a few larger prints on my table, next to some necklaces and bracelets with my art on them.
And my new favorite are these mixed media girls! I just love how colorful and fun they are.
The top seller of the day were prints! Mostly the 8×10 size with some 5×7 size. I loved the fact that people bought that larger size to fill up their wall space!
I brought a framed print to show people how nicely these prints fit into standard size frames. I make sure all my prints (even the square sizes) are sized specifically to fit off the shelf, standard frames. That means, no need to have it framed special! Have you ever had a large picture framed somewhere? Expensive.
It’s another reason people buy these as gifts. Who wants to give something where the person has to then spend more money? With standard frames, you can go to Hobby Lobby or Walmart and get a nice frame, and viola! It looks lovely.
I also brought a couple originals with me. These are two newer ones which have quickly become favorites of mine. I like the colors and the message. This top picture you see contains the verse from John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John is so poetic. Love his wording. That verse is a favorite of mine. And I like the colors in this picture. Hmm… maybe I should keep it for myself?
But no! I can’t. I have too many paintings now and need to sell some. Otherwise I won’t have room to make more.
I had lots of great discussions with people about art and faith and life, and it made the day really fly by. Thank you to everyone who came out and especially the lovely lady who won my silent auction donation and then thanked me for it. That was so sweet!
And can I just talk about the booth that was next to mine? They sold adorable, unique, artsy hats, and I couldn’t resist getting a couple of them. I like this one that is so nice and warm, especially while I stand outside while the doggie (who you can see over my shoulder) takes her sweet time doing her business. Story of my life, waiting on that doggie. LOL But I wouldn’t trade it.
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