Friday, July 11, 2008

Funny Craft Fair Stories

Craft fairs are a great way to spend a summer afternoon, unless you live in Minnesota where the wind can howl at 40 mph off the big lake. No kidding! I went to a craft fair today and learned a vital lesson regarding displays. All of the crafters (poor things) had outside displays and the temp was about 58 degrees with a serious wind blowing off the lake. They were spending more time holding onto the canopy to keep it from blowing away than talking to potential customers. So the lesson here is, be prepared for anything, especially when you live in Minnesota. If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute. Sheesh...

Do you have a funny craft fair story to share? Tell me about it here. Thanks and I will look forward to hearing your funny tale.

Rainy Day Crafts

I've tried some new clay techniques over the past several days with some beautiful results. I use Sculpey Polymer Clay for my projects and have found it to be very versatile. I love the way it blends and how I can use it to make abstract "scenes" with it.

It's raining and cool today so I will spend the day in the studio, (I love it when a plan comes together) and not feel one little bit guilty about not getting anything else done today.

I'm interested in connecting with other artists who are doing handmade items and finding out how they are selling their wares.