Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Round Two

"The Dream" ACEO can be bid on here.
Copyright Rita Woodburne

"Tabletop Decor" ACEO can be bid on here.
Copyright Rita Woodburne

I’ll just be doing this post for the week and then late Thursday afternoon the Other Half and I are off for the week-end to the annual Bon Echo Art Exhibit and Sale.
Bon Echo has to be, by far, one of my absolute most favourite (there’s gooder grammar for ya) provincial parks to visit. The park is nicely laid out with plenty of beaches and hiking trails, the scenery is stunning, the park is well staffed and most importantly it’s one of the only parks the Other Half and I have gone to where it doesn’t rain heavily during our trip. I’ll be sure to take lots of pics this week-end so I can back up my claim of the park being a geological super-model and landscape painter’s paradise.

The Bon Echo show was also my very first taste of art fair life last year when I was one of the artists exhibiting there and I've returned for Round Two this year. Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot between then and now... and I still have much more to learn! I’ve learned that heavy display panels are bad and cumbersome and that light and easy to set up are the way to go. I’ve learned that the fine art of hiding one’s packing materials can be done quite easily with the aid of a Rubbermaid type bin. I’ve also learned that folks are ridiculously fascinated with watching an artist at work...I still have yet to invest in a wizard’s cape and magic wand, but it’s on the list. For any other helpful little tidbits of info on art fairs for those of you wanting to take the plunge I highly recommend the art fair blog of Casey Klahn. He’s been doing the art fair scene for awhile and has learned what works and what doesn’t. I dutifully read what he has to say so I can save myself a headache later.

I must admit that I haven’t gotten myself a nice white EZ Up tent but as soon as I get the moolah together I’ll be sure to invest in one. Thankfully for this fair I secured a spot under the massive white canopy they have for some of the artists so the lighting situation should be favourable. I’ll try and remember to get pics of my display but quite often once I get babbling to other artists and people coming through I forget to take out my camera. That and at this park the Other Half likes to abscond my camera and go off on photography hikes.

So, on that note I’ll take my leave so I can make my list and check it twice. I still have lots of work to do before Thursday rolls around and time’s a-tickin’. I shall return next week tired and, hopefully, a few dollars richer. ;)


Jennifer Rose said...

Good luck at the show and hopefully you make more than a "few dollars". Enough to buy your EZ Up tent and more. :)

"The Dream" is a really nice ACEO, great choice of colours. And Andalusians are such beautiful horses, they make lovely subjects to draw looking so dignified and strong.

Kristina said...

Good luck Rita!!! Wish I could be there....really I do!

See you soon!

Say hi to Jay and I hope he catches some big fish!!!

Rita said...

Jennifer- Thanks for the compliments on the horse. He's was soooo nice looking, and calm too! He was quite amicable about having his picture taken.

I hope I make more than a few dollars too...knock on wood!

Kristina- I'll say 'hi' to Jay, I'm sure he hopes he catches some big fish too!
If you get bored with the renos and want to visit we'll be at site #72! ;)