Saturday, April 18, 2009

Odd day

Well, I worked like a crazy woman the past few days getting items ready to sell at a small art fair for today. I didn't expect spectacular since this is a small fair held monthly outside a store in a strip mall but since it's a regular thing and a busy corner, I thought it was worth a shot. I took several types of items with the intention of seeing what got the most interest so I'd know where to focus more energy for the future. In the midst of this, I also finished a commissioned gift book which I'm really happy about. It turned out beautiful, I think! I worked like mad yesterday and ended up with 5 hours of sleep before going to the art fair. Well, it was a bust. And I mean that in the biggest sense of the word. I left at 12:30. After sitting for almost 3 hours with MAYBE 3 people walk by and only one of them engaged in any conversation or actually touched anything on my table, I decided that my time could be better spent elsewhere. My apartment looked like a bomb went off and I hadn't done laundry since last weekend. I also had a large plastic bin of dishes in my bathtub... I've had a clogged up kitchen sink for 4 days! The plumber finally got here yesterday and it took him TWO hours to snake out the pipes they were so bad! All is flowing well now!!! So anyway, with the messy house and fatigue hitting me, I packed up and came home. I now have several things to sell another time and will continue making things. I have to get stock for my vendor table at AU anyway. I tried to take a short nap but didn't really sleep during that hour. Now I'm dead tired but wanted to show you the beautiful book I did!

So now my apartment is a bit cleaner, I've got clean laundry, a clean kitchen, and I can go to bed!


Tiglizzyclone said...

I admire you for your fortitude! That is a really pretty book you did!

Joanne Huffman said...

Sorry to hear the art fair didn't work out, but it's good to have the inventory for AU. I'm looking forward to shopping at your booth. The book looks wonderful.


Findings Art by Donna said...

what wonderful detailed work. :) Just wonderful beadwork and all.
- Donna

Findings Art by Donna said...

Really great detail and fine ART work on your pieces. Sometimes it is hard to find a mixed media niche. Your work is really wonderful. - Donna

Connie said...

what a beautiful book, Angie! I love all the detailed stitching.
It's too bad the art fair was a bust - but at least you were able to salvage the rest of the afternoon!