I spent a great two days laughing, demonstrating and telling stories about the origin of my paper art items at Richmond’s Arts in the Park. This is a national juried show and a Richmond tradition at Byrd Park the first week-end of every May. This event is huge and I worked hard and feel like a huge success.
Photos of my red tent show you some of the items and shoppers; the shade tree is great and adds to the atmosphere of a fantastic outdoor week-end. Much of my success was due to my friends O’Neda and Penny who helped both days with all the hard parts – organizing, selling and packing up. Woooo, that packing is not fun at all! But the other parts of the 2 days were dynamite!
Richmonders are proud of their city and show it – I sold several RVA’s.
This is my 1st attempt at Steam Punk: each letter has metal items – many from the area. The V is special because there are Civil War bullet parts found in the area by our son. I did sell another Steam Punk RVA because it had metal bicycle charms – a passion of the future owner and the logo from Fine Foods of Virginia . His grandmother – the buyer – worked across the street from FFV factory and smelled the aroma of baking cookies for many years. All the personal stories made the week-end. (My Uncle Ray worked for FFV when I was a kid.)
A new item this spring are Book Hooks. I reinforced each book with wood on the back before screwing in metal coat hooks or knobs. These are useful and original.
After helping with the original tent set-up and unpacking, Heather brought Madden to check-out the show. Here is Madden in pig tails wearing a Harley shirt from Joe! She’s my doll.
Being called the artist is very humbling; who knew this would be a characteristic I would proudly wear?
Humbling and exciting; so many ideas! It’s great to create and share.