Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Blast from the Past


I was cleaning up my studio the other day and I found a few photos. These are from the second art fair that I ever did. I was twenty three, just out of college. I had quit my job as a corporate floral designer and needed to come up with something to do. I have my BFA in ceramics and was making some tile tables for fun. People kept telling me I needed to sell them. I signed up for a few art fairs that summer and thought I would try it out. My first show was in Chicago and I did alright. This picture is from my second show in Royal Oak Michigan. I sold out in the first hour. I had to sit there the rest of the weekend with nothing. On one hand I was very excited and on the other hand, I was kicking myself for not making more. That summer is what started my careeer as a self employed artist. I have been in business for 11 years. I started making beads six years ago, but that's a story for another day.

5 comments:

  1. I have a friend who also has an etsy store, so I stumbled on your Blog by accident. But I'm glad I did-- Your tiles are beautiful!

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  2. Thank you! I appreciate you letting me know.
    Jennifer

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  3. wow, great pics! Isn't it fun to look back on where you've been?

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  4. Yes, Its funny too because I have learned so much since those shows. The number one thing I see in the photo....I hooked my shelves to the tent. Now anyone who does artfairs will tell you that's the thing you never do. Everytime the wind would blow my shelves would sway back and forth. Its scarey watching 50 trivets blowing in the wind! I lost a few that way.

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  5. Yes, Its funny too because I have learned so much since those shows. The number one thing I see in the photo....I hooked my shelves to the tent. Now anyone who does artfairs will tell you that's the thing you never do. Everytime the wind would blow my shelves would sway back and forth. Its scarey watching 50 trivets blowing in the wind! I lost a few that way.

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