I participated in a craft show last weekend at my old alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. I'm so glad my sister Karen agreed to help me out (along with my daughter and her son who are 9 and 10 respectively). Not only was it way more fun to have the company, but I actually needed the help since my booth was busy ALL DAY LONG! This was a huge surprise to me based on the previous three craft shows I'd done earlier in the year (which were a big yawn), and I am now left with a small amount of hope for some future success in the craft show market.
What was especially nice to see was that there's a market out there for my newer work (which is mostly black and white). If you take a look at my last blog post, you can read about the project from which they born... but if you'd rather not, all you need to know is that they are cut-paper illustrations made from black origami paper and a white pen. Below you'll find some of my favorites.
Of course, in all the hectic happiness, I neglected to get a picture of my booth. Luckily, this photo of my wares was posted on instagram by Print Club Ltd. shortly after the show (check out founder/artist Elizabeth Corkery's beautiful handmade silkscreen prints here). Thanks for the photo Elizabeth!
I'm currently preparing to show my work at the Glen Rock Farmers Market on October 23rd, right here in Glen Rock, NJ! I'm especially excited to be a part of this because it was started in part by my friend Alison, who brings a positive vibe to all that she does. If you live in the area, I hope you can stop by and check it out, and if you do, be sure to come by my stand and keep me company for a little while...