Well, it’s Share The Love Sunday and I am celebrating because I sold one painting at the Harvest Festival yesterday. It wasn’t a crazy day of selling my work all over the place, but one sale was respectable considering the venue and my inexperience. I made enough to pay for the booth and have a tiny profit. I met some amazing vendors who were the nicest people in the whole wide world (seriously). I got my picture taken by two reporters who both made a joke about me “finger painting” (so maybe I’ll be in a newspaper or online news blog one day, somewhere out there). I also found out I do not particularly like sitting in a booth all day (it gets so boring) and that I don’t ever want to set up outside again. We had wind. Bad wind. My paintings were blowing all over the place and a few of them got a little dusty. It was a bit of a mess. Did I mention how nice the other vendors were? They kept helping me chase down watercolors that were blowing in the wind (I am forever grateful to plastic sheet covers too) and lending me things like push pins and moral support.
Over all, though, it was a good experience. I also received many positive compliments about my work and people seemed to enjoy looking at my paintings. That made me happy!
Well, it’s that time of the week again (the end), where I share the things I read and loved this week:
Banana Wheels writes about those moments where moms deserve fame or at least praise for their multitasking accomplishments in Friday Faves.
A Stop And Think Moment:
A Faded Ginger questions the way we use the word “judgmental” as an insult in Is Judgmental Really So bad?
Self-Shaming Memes (because people are funny):
Hallow Tree Ventures made me laugh at her take on the self-shaming meme bandwagon (she jumps right on) in her post: You Should Be Ashamed.
Ever try to buy a ticket to something on Ticketmaster? You will relate to this post, The Things We Do For Love by Life on Peanut Layne. Nothing makes you want to cry like the CAPTCHA on Ticketmaster…NOTHING!
For The Artsy Types:
I often use left over acrylic paint by smearing it all over tissue paper thinking maybe I will eventually use it in a college. Lisa Graham has another tip over at her blog Lisa Graham art: What to do With Left Over Acrylic Paint. Check out some of her other posts while you are there. She does some pretty cool stuff.
Well, another week has gone by. I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. If you can’t relate, try manning an art booth, in the wind, for 9.5 hours, with a two-year old. Yeah, that’s what I thought….chickens!
I hope next week is wonderful. Go to bed early, Monday will be here before you know it.