I attended the first ever Shellbrook Street Fair, and I hope it will be an annual event. The attendance was pretty good, and can only get better.
I had the help of my partner and kids to set up and also to keep me company all day. It was a gorgeous day! And we were pretty successful in sales. There was a lot of interest, especially in my capability to do custom work. 🙂
It was a lot of fun to meet people in my community and to network with other artists. Four artists associated with the Parkland Tour were in the both next to me, and also information from the Honeywood Heritage Nursery, which seems to be a central point for artists in my area. Luckily the nursery is just down the grid road from me.
Also in exciting news: I will be trying my hand at lampworking my own beads!! Ron Anderson, a glassblower, has offered to let me use a torch, tools, and glass rods to learn to make my own beads! I’ll have to do some research and watch some videos as bead making isn’t his area of interest. I’m am so excited!! There are endless possibilities with lampworking! I’ll be focusing on learning how to work with glass, and how to be safe and comfortable with the equipment. Then I’ll go into adding colours and doing more fancy things. 😀
Here are some photo’s of the table set-up I had. It needs improvement, but it worked.
This week I’ll be harvesting chokecherries and maybe plums. We picked a few from the more mature tree and the plums were yummy!! Some aren’t ripe yet, so I may be only to get a few and start a couple of jars of jam. Canning for the first time evar! This should be an adventure.