these tea towels are the results of my learning to silk screen this summer and have been available at my booth the last few craft show/street fairs that I have been at. They are now available in my shop.
over a month ago I participated in the Grand Cities Artfest—my first ever outdoor show. I learned a lot about dealing with the weather. It was hot, 95+ and humid. We had wind. Not just a nice breeze, but a hold-on-to-your-tent-poles-wind. And we had rain, when it came time to tear down our booth. Jason was wonderful company, my banker, and a great help with set-up and tear down. We met a lot of new people, reconnected with friends and family still in the Grand Forks area and ate cotton candy (how could you not with the stand right next door).
i picked up a tiny concrete city at the Unglued Craft Fest and they are currently adding a little charm to my kitchen window sill.
These adorable concrete houses were created by Chelsea of Raine Design. She is truly passionate about concrete and found objects—using both to create simple (often wearable) designs. Check out more of her wonderful small-scale creations here.
The Unglued Craft Fest as a whole was a great event. The people who organized everything and made it all happen did an amazing job. There was no-two vendors alike and I am sure that made it a fun and diverse event for the attendees.
I had a lot of wonderful conversations with people who stopped by my booth. It was a rush to see people’s reactions to my prints and probably my favorite part of the day. Thank you to those people who had such kind word to say about my work and to those of you who made purchases.
here it is the cowboy boot print! I don’t know if I will get this in my shop till after this weekend. I have been busy with final preparations for the Unglued Craft Fest. My husband made a deadline of Wednesday night and then I can no longer print any more pieces. He knows if there is no deadline I will keep creating new prints till the last-minute.
– build remaining items for my booth
– make about 7 different stamps for remaining journals and cards
– create booth signage
– put together my inventory list and pricing
But before I get busy with my list, I thought I would share my swag item. If you are one of the first 100 people in the door at the craft fest you will find one of these little “Be Bold” print.
the buffalo plaid continues… these are my newest journals—the manly series! Both will be available at the Unglued Craft Fest and are on my etsy site. I am excited to start work on a few more manly men linocuts but will probably have to wait till after the craft fest.
As for the cowboy boot inspiration I mentioned end of last week. They are still a work in progress… One thing I find hard about not creating on the computer is what you picture in your head is a lot harder to make happen in lino.