Last weekend was pretty fun and exciting in Citrus County Florida at the Manatee Festival. We weathered the heavy rain Sunday in the wee hours and winds later. A few crafter’s tents blew down and they left. Our EZ-up canopy is considered a beginner model and not the best. Fortunately we had a good location that protected us a bit from the wind.
I am pleased that Ann S., Cathy L., JoEllen and Kelly R. signed up for my blog. Welcome.
New and Gone: I was excited to introduce my latest thread painting “Sunset Cove.” It was featured in the back of my booth —the pink quilted sunset with sailboat. On Sunday, Yona H. , at home in Florida and Georgia took it home with her. Interesting that she wrote “quilted painting” on her check. As I am struggling with what to call my art, I hadn’t thought of that but apparently that is how she sees it. Hmmmm?
Mixed Emotions: Being a newbie at doing art or craft shows, I have mixed feelings: 1-I worry about selling enough to cover expenses, 2-I miss my creations when they are sold, 3-I am happy someone loves it enough to pay me to take it home with them, 4-I replace missing my “friend” with worrying about having enough for the next show, 5-I tell myself to get over it and get to work!
Speaking of getting to work: I just started my next “quilted painting” project with a watercolor background on natural muslin. Such fun! I have to wait 24 hours to begin stitching. If I didn’t mention it already, picture a tree with colorful feathers and a Florida bluejay sitting on a branch. Not to give it all away, there is more that goes with it.
Among other ideas are FLOWERS. I l-o-v-e flowers. I am excited to watercolor flowers and thread paint and texturize all over them. Care to tell me your favorite flower. I really don’t know where I’ll start except to apologize to the nice lady that requested I do fish. Fish will have to wait.
Next blog will feature the feather tree. Have a wonderful day.