Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bookends to Crazy

     As much as I promise myself to post regularly, something gets in the way and derails me. Last weekend, I did an art show (watercolor paintings) with my son. On the Saturday before the show, I had to quick make and sew on a binding for a guild member of a quilt bound for the Gold Star and Camp Purple kids that started the next day. Then, I had to pack up for the Art Show which was on the Niagara River at Niawanda Park, Tonawanda, NY. 
Quilt with binding
     Early set up for the show, endure the wind, and take down in an orderly fashion. There is a reason I don't do shows very often, but my son wanted to try it. We had lots of people view as there is a large walking path and bike trail in front of the show at the shoreline. It helps there is an hot dog and ice cream place at the street. Also, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra was playing that evening in the bandshell at the end of the exhibits. But, I did not sell anything. I look at it as cheap pop up gallery to have people see the work. Very windy day, so I was a little tense about it all taking off. 
   The next morning, I was heading to some time at a cottage about 45 minutes away at Angola, NY so had to pack all the stuff for that.
My work on the fence, literally 

The whole set up, son's work in the front, mine inside the tent and behind. Grandkids posing and son and wife in back.

Son's work
More Matt work


Debbie said...

You wonderful artist....and son too. The art fairs are and traffic, you never know how things will go. And so much effort to show. But time spent with grands and son....a good thing.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hubby's uncle is an artist, and used to have booths in several different venues. It was always hard, especially when he didn't cover the booth cost. Now he just sells online.

Missy Shay said...

Busy weekend!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a great show of paintings! Shame you didn't sell anything, the local Art Group here have regular exhibitions, my husband paints, lots of folk admire but don't buy do they!