2017 at a glance :
_ 39 art festivals
_ 6 states
_ tons of name tag selfies
_ oppressive heat
_ snow (in FL)
_ early mornings
_ gloriously long drives
_ tear-down sunsets
_ new art show amigos
_ familiar art show faces
_ loyal collectors
_ brand new collectors
_ one bicycle casualty
_ one new furry studio assistant
_ found my favorite person
_ one pooper scooper rescue mission
_ inspiration galore
_ tasty meals all over the east coast
_ like, LOTS of laughs
_ explored a ton of beach towns
_ 2 tattoos
_ became an audiobook & airbnb expert
_ Ryobi fan worshipping
_ are you still even reading this? I can go on..
<<< YES that does say 39 festivals, in 6 states. In 2017, I had both my BEST SHOW EVER and my worst show(s) ever in 8 years as an art festival artist. I'm learning where "my people" are and where they are not.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth. It can be rough putting yourself on display... OR as I like to say, "Standing on street corners, peddling paintings of crustaceans to the strangers." BUT those stop-in-your-tracks, toothy-smile, grab-your-friend, look-at-THIS-artwork moments make it worth it.
I make happy, whimsical, sometimes-goofy artwork about things that I love. I get to go to places I love, find new places to love, and share my artwork with people who share the same loves.
Looking forward to seeing "my people" on the road in 2018.