Is it really mid September? I just can't believe it. I'm just going to start writing here as if my last post wasn't over 2 months ago!
I did my first ever art fair this weekend, the Driftless Area Art Festival, which was only 15 minutes from home. I've been fretting about this all summer, but I felt when it finally did arrive that I was well prepared and this helped settle my nerves a bit. We had the most beautiful weekend and I couldn't have asked for better weather.
I'm happy to say that I exceeded my expectations. I was a ball of nerves most of the time, but so very happy that I did it. The people were wonderful. I didn't hear a single negative comment, which I was so afraid I would hear. I received so much positive feedback that it really helped give my confidence a much needed boost. So much of my support came from people that I know. This community that I live in prides itself in supporting its locals, whether it's the farmers, restaurants, stores/shops, or its artists. This weekend they really proved this.
I wish I had more pictures to share, but I was too darn nervous and couldn't concentrate on getting any good pictures. I tried to sell a variety of things from magnets, note pads that I made out of misprints, note cards, various sizes of prints with or without mats and some framed originals. Maybe I'll take a few pics of my magnets, notepads and note cards and share them in another post. They all seemed to go over very well.
A great big thank you to everyone! I really do appreciate it and all the kind words. I had such a wonderful experience and am looking forward to my next one. (I'm not sure when that will be, but there will be more!