The show is over. It was a good one for me. Good thing since I'm only doing two shows this year. It's a lot of work and I don't know how some of the artist do 30+ shows a year. But set-up and take-down become routine. Although this year I almost had a CSI moment. It got hit in the eye with the hook on a bungee cord when I was setting up. It hurt like crazy and my vision in that eye is a little blurred now. I think I have a visit to the eye doctor in my future.
Talking with the other artists is a high point for me. I was across from Paul for the 2nd year...he's does amazing encaustic paintings. I was fortunate to have this as my view across the aisle for 3 days.
I was also able to catch up with Tim and Marsha from Studio by Ski and Joanne and Dave from Wren Works.
There was a fantastic carving of an amoured horse on exhibit. The artist, Joe Leonard, carved 17 different armoured horses for the carousel at Euro Disney.
Another huge piece was a dinosaur made by Roland Paronish.
Brandon Holschuh was there. He has some amazing new work...gemstones in metal geodes. They are really cool and he's making stands that go with the jewlery that make them sculptural pieces when you aren't wearing them.
It was an intense 6-weeks getting ready for this show but it really hit me how my work evolved over that time period. I realize that I have to spend time each week in the studio to keep my work moving forward.
My next show is December 17th at The Screw Factory in Lakewood. I have so much stock that I don't think I will need to make more before the show but I will...because I still have a pile of bronze pendants just calling to me.
au revoir...bye bye