Monday, October 18, 2010

Scenes From My Weekend

Well,  another  good  weekend--not  like  last weekend,   but  not  bad  either-- and  the  most  perfect  weather too.  These  last  2  weekends  have  restored  my  faith  in  art  and  craft  shows.  The  economy  seems  to  have  bounced  back  just  a  little  bit,  and  when  they  can,  people  are  supporting  us  artists--all  good.

I  took  a  few  photos  on  Sunday  morning  before  the  festival  started  (it's  the  only  real  time  I  could  get  out)

Love  those  carved  tree  stumps!!



And  here's  a  fun  booth--

These  taller  moose  were  about  6  feet!

Okay,  so  remember  the  tables  from  my  last  post--well,  I  still  have  them!  It's  not  easy  to  sell  furniture  at  this  time  of  year,  when  shoppers  have  the  mindset  of  Christmas.  The  only  furniture  that  sold  was  a  smaller  table  and  5  chairs--all  for  Christmas.  I'm  still  happy  though,  and  I  have  one  more  show  to  try  to  sell  these  2  pieces.   Plus,  I  did  get  to  make  2  more  art  pieces from  them--

These  pieces  are  fairly  quick  to  make.  Once  you  have  your  original  art,  you  can  just  play  around  with  prints  of  it.  I'm  planning  on  going  into more   detail  about  how  I  use  my  art  to  make  new  art  in  my  next  post.

And  like  I  said  before,  the  weather  was  perfect,  but  it   was  pretty  cold  in  the  mornings.  I  have  to  say  that the  best  investment  that  I  made  this  year  for  this  show  was  my  fingerless  gloves  that  I  purchased  from  Theresa.  They  really  work!!  My  hands   actually  stayed  warm   while  keeping  my  fingers  free--so  Theresa,  if  you're  reading  this--thank  you--I  really  love  them  (and  they're  cute  looking  too  : )

35 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Those carved tree stumps are amazing! :)) congrats on the sales again. you're doing great. I'm sure the 2 table pieces will go as well. Love it all!

Healing Woman said...

Great. So glad to hear that the shows are coming back around and that you did well again. My artists friends here tell me the same thing. I hope that is a good sign that the economy is bouncing back a bit.

Anxious to see how you use your originals for other artwork.

Zondra Art said...

beautiful weekend and interesting work!!!

Big kisses.

Joji said...

Congrats on another good weekend at the show Diane. Looking forward to seeing how you transform your original work into new works....

Micki said...

I am so glad they went well for you Diane.
The fairs here in the UK are still very low on attendance, i'm glad I didn't partake this year, but i'm hoping it will pick up here for next year though :)

Hugs

Micki x

Theresa said...

Love the autumn feeling and congrats on another good show! Glad to hear things are bouncing back a bit. Very cool carved stumps and am looking forward to more on your art pieces - they're boo-tifuL!

Dianne said...

Glad you did well! I have a pair of those gloves and love them.

Buffy said...

Those tree stumps have got to be hard to do. They're really neat looking. Love your two new pieces too. I'm glad you did well and the weather was nice. I hope you're right about the economy!

Marlene said...

So happy for you that things went well. Those carved stumps are amazing. The moose made me smile. Your artwork and tables are beautiful. It will be fun to learn how you do them.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Congratulations on another successful weekend! Your two new pieces are beautiful; the lace on the frame of the floral piece is a gorgeous touch. While your furniture pieces haven't sold, I can only imagine they have attracted alot of attention, as they are beautiful. I'm excited to hear what type of printer, paper, and software you use to create your complimentary pieces! Wishing you a restful week, Diane; I can only imagine your tired ... but also can't imagine you resting for too long, ;). Cyber Hugs ~~ J

Cathy Bueti said...

Great pictures Diane! Glad to hear you had good weather and a great turnout! How cool are those carved tree stumps!

You work is beautiful!

:)

Martha Lever said...

I am so glad you did well at this craft fair! I am sure the tables will sell. You are probably right, people are thinking about Christmas gifts. I can't wait for you next post. I have some darling Victorian chairs that were my mother's that are mahogany and coated with varnish and I have no idea what to do to get them ready for some bright colors.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

beautiful area for sure. i wish they had such great craft fairs here in Utah! Love your "new" art..as usual. Have a great week :-)

Terri Kahrs said...

So happy to hear that you had another successful weekend, Diane! And it's good news too, to hear that the economy seems to be coming back. (Doing a cautious happy dance!) I'm looking forward to your next post! Hugs, Terri xoxo

wanda miller said...

congratulations diane...as i said before, it's so much work, but a labor of love...which always shows in your work! i love what looks like the little "poodle touch" and the bottom center of the your one piece.
enjoyed looking around where you were, and the carvings are outstanding! :)

Lynn said...

What a fun time you had. And it sure is fall there. Love seeing all the art! Beautiful!

Deb Harvey said...

I'm so happy that the shows went well for you! I wish I could have been there. I love the way they have the show set up...so cute!

I use Derwent watercolour pencils and I have been so happy with them! I'm looking forward to experimenting more. I just ordered a few neocolor crayons and pitt pens, along with my pencil order...can't wait to try them too!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Those prints look great! I love how you put them together! Glad to hear about the economy too! Take care!
Jennifer:)

Manon Doyle said...

Happy you did well!! Omg....those tree stumps are so cool!!

WrightStuff said...

Sounds like you had a fun time - I'm attending one at my son's school, but I doubt we'll get a huge turnout - and it's only for 2 hours! I was about to say I'd love to stop by one of your fairs, but then I'd end up spending all my money!!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

So glad that your show was a success again. You deserve it. I absolutely love those tree stumps! Thanks for stopping by my party! :)

Lisa said...

Love those stumps!

I need to make some prints.

Thanks for the inspration Diane.

Holly Loves Art said...

I'm happy you had a good weekend. I bet your gloves were cute too!
Cheers,
Holly

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I wish we had fairs like that here! I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Gloria said...

Very nice photos. Glad your weekend was good. Enjoy your week.

Emelie said...

You must be a little tired, weeks of pushing and then going. Glad sales were satisfactory, glad for good weather and the enjoyment of this wonderful fair. Your work is done so well and so pretty.

Enjoy the photos a lot, and wishing you stamina for the next show and what you want to get ready. I think of your boses often. I was thinking of you at dinner when we were talking about the white insulators used years ago for the electric fence. The were ceramic and white and I thought how good they would be for the knob on your boxes.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, love the carving trees!Congratulation on an new successful weekend at the show and the both gorgeous pieces you made.
Hugs Anja

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at this festival. Lovely. And I'm so glad you did well. Simply beautiful pictures of a perfect weekend!

Creative Carmelina said...

we have carved tree stumps here in our city..they are so much fun to look at while walking along the gorgeous path along the canal near our home!

thanks for sharing...

i love your table creations...and what a wonderful and creative idea..to use our images in new ways is always a fun and exciting thing to do!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Bobbi Lewin said...

The arts and craft shows you go to look like so much fun. I haven't seen any like that here in Utah. There must be some around somewhere, but not in this area.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your creations and the carved items you saw are amazing! Looks like a fun weekend! Hugs! ♥

Daydream Retreat said...

Love the bird piece and looking forward to your post about making more art out of your own art; I've been experimenting with that a lot lately so I can incorporate my artdolls into other mediums

Sunny Lee said...

Glad to hear that you had a nice weekend.
You seem to have pretty busy weekends~
Love your work as always~ :)

Regina said...

This looks like a fun venue for an art fest. Glad the tide has turned on sales.
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Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am reading this! I'm so happy you are enjoying the gloves. There's nothing better than fingerless gloves - I am SO addicting to wearing them as well as making them. :) Anyhow, I am glad to hear that you had another successful sales weekend. :) And those tree stumps are soooo cool. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures. Theresa

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