36 Art Festivals
TWO First Place Ribbons
One Wine Bottle Label Design
1 Hurricane Show Cancellation
One Collaboration with Two Lady Entrepreneurs ( localLI bred )
1 Flat Tire but ZERO Stuck in the Muds*
Too Many Oysters to Count
* 2017 was a bad year for “Stuck in the Muds”
Last year, I made a similar GIF & wrote a little thingy reflecting on the year. Since it was fun, I figured why not make this thingy a yearly “thing”.
In 2018, I got to spend 3 whole months living & working in the Sunshine State. During my down time there, I explored new beaches, parks, museums, etc. I found a great hot yoga studio. Confirmed that Racks Fish House in Delray Beach is still in my Top 5 favorite restaurants. I also now officially have a secret “my beach” on the Gulf that I look forward to visiting very very very soon. My favorite birds live there, too.
Since I’d spent so much time away from my real home, I didn’t do quite as many shows out of NY for the rest of the year. (Plus, my Georgia Shrimp Festival trip got kiboshed by a hurricane.)
Regardless, my tips from my tiny art fair trips to CT & MD this summer/fall are as follows :
Definitely make sure the bathroom listed in your Airbnb is a FULL bathroom (not half).
Equally important, if it’s under $35/night and near a casino, the reviews raving it’s cleanliness are not to be trusted.
Conversely, if you’re looking in Gaithersburg, MD and it’s that very same price, expect an actual 5-Star experience because you will get that and much more.
Definitely go hiking in CT, you won’t be disappointed. Expect no-see-ums.
AND lastly, if a restaurant name is a pun, you must go to there. Exhibit A : Thai Tanium (so good)
Looking back to last year’s blog post, I apparently had both my “best show ever” and my “worst show ever”. THIS YEAR I BROKE BOTH RECORDS AGAIN! Here’s hoping this coming year I only break the first one….
Creatively, I learned a lot about how I prefer to work. Or, I should say, I am learning to pay attention to what feels right for me. There is a difference! The last few months of 2018, I produced a body of work that I am very excited about and it feels like my creative momentum has only just begun.
It’s been a long time since I have had so many new pieces to display in my art fair booth. So, if you haven’t seen me in awhile, there will be lots new. Come say hi in 2019!
I’m gearing up to hit the road again in a blink, I am glad to say I am filled with hope & butterflies of excitement for what’s to come in 2019. Thank you everyone who’s supported me and who follows along on my art gypsy journey. Love you :)