Oh summerfair! How fair you were this year! For the first time in 5 years this show wasn't over 90 degrees! It made for the most pleasant experience. Plus, my booth wasn't in the main quad in the sun.... I was in the tree section. Ohmy! Love love loved that area!!! So going to be there again next year.
Those in charge also changed the layout of the booths this year. I thought there was a much better flow of traffic! As usual there were some great artists.
I met some fabulous jewelers who were both from Missoula!One made these fabulous little flower earrings and necklaces that very much mirrored my mini poppy paintings. April Hale of April Hale Jewelry is fabulous!
The other is Mary of the Silver Hammer. Fabulous metal earrings. LOVE her work too! I got a pair of these (short ones)
Because my parents live in Billings, I had the help of my mom through the show. She is sooooo awesome to sit next to me and keep me company through the show and to not mind helping me pack up! It was great getting to spend some time with her and to have someone be with me during the show. It gets a little lonely at times!
The rest of the art fair season breezed by. I took pictures at other shows and had the intent of blogging about each and every show, but sadly it just never happened. Doing 6 shows in a row while working two part time jobs during the week really wears you out! Bigfork was amazing, as usual. Teton Village was fun but a bust monetarily. I'm really glad I have a break though. I can focus on some smaller pieces, a river rock series, finish a commission, and start working on some oils (yup, I've been itching to do some for awhile...it is time!)
I promise I won't neglect the blog for so long. It has been a long time since my last post! Geesh, how time flies by. I have some fun news about an event in a couple of weeks so stand by for that!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Thanks for helping to make mine lovely too with your support!