Friday, February 26, 2010
Flash!!! News Update....."Artist Survives exposure to crowds... because crowds were non existent"... Story to follow!!
Did I ever mention that in the late winter / early spring here in Lake Havasu, AZ....it gets pretty windy!!!??? Not Dorothy in Kansas windy... but more like a blustery "boy it's a great day to go and fly a kite kinda day (but for petes sake DON'T set up an art booth!!) ...such was my experience last evening. Bless Richard's heart for making our booth VERY secure with 'Iron Tipi Stakes' , secure ropes and massively large clamps.... all secure!! Unfortunately many others were not... and because of the windy situation several 'Artists' (who are no fools when it comes
to displaying their hand crafted wares)...just decided to not show up...thus the show was very small this week and filled with more of a mish mash of odd ball items. But a few of us artists hung in there...and sold a few items ..so who can complain...we did a local show and got to sleep in our own bed ...all is right with the world. Had a fun time chatting with friends for a few hours, discussing our lives and new art projects ...also met some 'interesting' new people (one of my favorite things) ..one being a bedraggled young man with a wonderful dread lock do , a dog and a very small table set up selling rocks he finds in the desert and the wire jewelry he makes with the geodes and rocks he finds...all the while he is talking to you he is spinning tales of adventure as he is working on his jewelry... I forgot how Art Venues tend to bring out the very cool and interesting people....
I am neither discouraged nor dismayed .. I will again 'show up' next week to do battle with whatever the elements offer .... standing tall with purpose , hands on hips and proclaiming to the world...."I am Artist.... hear me roar" (loudly over the wind!!)
Thanks For all the Kind Words of encouragement
Posted by Creager Studios at 5:58 AM