Two weeks ago we did a fair where it was cold (cold cold cold!) and raining, and this past weekend it was just the opposite. Ah… craft fair life…. you really never know what you’re going to get.
But who can complain about heat when there is a sunny day without rain?
In fact, in the early hours after we set up, there was a light breeze and shade. It got warmer later in the day, but again, it was a nice show and in a way I feel like Memorial Day is always the official start of the summer. So the heat was appropriate.
We had a steady crowd of people and it was so great to talk to everyone who came out.
I’ll tell you this… craft fairs help me to really connect with people. I hear their stories. They tell me why they choose certain pieces, which blesses me. And sometimes, people get emotional. This weekend was one of those times. Lots of tears. Lots of people telling me how art brought up memories or how they were buying a specific piece because it spoke to them after the long week they had. They bought pieces to comfort themselves, to offer encouragement to others, and to help add color and meaning to the walls at home.
Art has that power. Not just my art, all of it. I feel very honored when someone takes a print or original home and hangs it in their home.
Each show also seems to have its own personality. This past weekend, doggie prints were really popular. I sold a lot of them! My favorite was a little girl, who marched into my booth, grabbed the print made from this painting:
And told me she was going to hang it in her new “big girl room.”
Then she handed it to her mom, who bought it.
See what I mean? Hearing stories like that…. oh my, what a blessing. Thank you to each and every person that supported this crazy mission of mine this weekend! I am grateful.
And by the way, that doggie original is also available. You can get it here.