Saturday, April 21, 2012


By the time this posts, the Resident Dragon and I will have finished our very first art fair.

The RD started making jewelry a while back and, after a miserable year of doing craft fairs and competing with imported costume jewelry, we've decided to take the plunge into selling at juried art fairs.  Unbeknownst to him, I entered him into three, thinking surely we would not be invited to them all.  To my joy and terror, we were invited to two of them!

It shouldn't be a surprise.  He's always been artistic, but, before now, had not really found an outlet for his creativity.  But, for some reason, designing jewelry has captured his imagination.  He works on it every day.  Every place we go, he's looking for new stones and findings and beads that he combines in ways I never could.

I'm proud of him, so please indulge me while I show off a couple of my favorites of his pieces.

While each piece is one-of-a-kind,  he ends up making two similar pieces because either our daughter or I will appropriate one for "advertising" purposes!

So, on the road we go to try out this new venture.  Even if it's not profitable, it will be an adventure!

See you soon!


Update:  Just got home.  The weather was cloudy, very cold (50s) and quite windy.  Despite weights on the tent legs, every so often a gust would move the tent 4-6 inches.  If we had not had sides on out tent, I don't know how we would have stood it.  Crowds, understandably, we a bit sparse until the sun finally peeped out about one.  All-in-all, an okay day.  Many thanks to the great folks at the Crosstie Arts Festival in Cleveland, Mississippi.

We made a bit of a mini-vacation of it.  Last night we ate at the Airport Grocery in Cleveland where the fried dill pickles were the best we'd ever eaten!  I know they're bad for us, but we could not resist.  Today, we stopped at the Blue and White Restaurant in Tunica, Mississippi, for dinner.  I highly recommend it.  The food is great, the prices are reasonable, and the fried dill pickles were pretty good, too.

So, a fun weekend, but hard work, too.  Have a great weekend!

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