So about my weekend--let me take you into my little shop- (warning--not very clear photos ahead--do not adjust your set)
Here's the Christmas department--
Featuring angels this week--
(All of my angel pieces, I'm happy to say have found new homes!)
And this is the home decor section--
And the gift department offering a different array of boxes--
And the newest addition to my shop--a very small jewelry section--
Okay, about the show. I've been doing this show for years, and when I first participated, it was managed by a wonderful promoter who brought in quality crafters and artists, and she kept this standard of quality up the entire time she ran it. Well, when she decided not to do this show anymore, it was taken over by another promoter (maybe about 4 years ago) who is basically a businessman-- loosing sight for the real reason to have this type of venue--to promote the arts. These events to me are special, in that a group of crafters/artists come together and offer their hand-crafted art to the public. Well unfortunately, this show has become a place for retailers (there are still some very good crafters and artists that participate, but they are dwindling). But when you see a booth that's 10 by 40 feet (that's 4 spaces), well you know that these "crafters" are just purchasing they're wares and selling them--known as buy/sell. Oh yeah, anyone interested in gutter or window replacements?--well you can find them here. How about Direct TV?--I think they had a show special going on too!! And while you were here, you could also get a subscription to the local newspaper!
Well I'm happy to say that the attendance was down (remember people have to pay to get in). This is the best way to tell these promoters to bring back the true craft/art show--stop going to these types of shows. Sorry about me ranting, but I just get so mad about this!! So I'll let you figure out if I'll be returning to this "craft" show ; )
On to a more happy topic. At the end of this week is my first year blog anniversary, and you know what that means--theres' going to be a giveaway so don't go far!!