Well the first challenge of the year of no fear is over and I survived and prospered. I drove the seven hours to South Carolina, navigated the streets of Greenville, and got my display up and down and traveled home with significantly less inventory. I am looking forward to the rest of the year. Next up are two fairly easy shows, Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill in Staunton, Virginia and Arts in the Middle in Urbanna, Virginia. I’ve never done Arts in the Middle before but it is close to home and looks to be an easy setup. I’ve done Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill several times and it is a nice laid back show that is very enjoyable to do.
It has been a hectic two weeks getting ready for the next shows. I no longer have enough of the old frames (discontinued back in January by the manufacturer) for the verticals. The verticals often sell together in groupings so I want to keep them in the same frames. So I have now switched the old frames to the horizontals and put the verticals in the new frame. Which means in the last two weeks I have reframed or framed, for the ones that sold, every single piece in my inventory. Very important – if you have a piece or pieces that you want to add to and they are in the old slanted frame get in touch with me as soon as possible. I am keeping some of the old frames aside for people that want to add pieces but they will go fast.
I do have some shows to add to my schedule. I have been accepted into the Alexandria Art Festival on September 17 – 18 and making my second trip to Long Beach Island in New Jersey for Loveladies on July 23 – 24. My last trip to LBI was on the tails of tropical storm Andrea so I’m hoping the weather will be a little better this time.
I haven’t gotten any new images lately. I did go out one morning but the weather forecast called for fog and no rain and I got no fog and plenty of rain. I do have some opportunities coming up though so stay tuned.