Thursday, November 6, 2008
Handmade Goody At An Art Fair!
One of my very fun friends has a great little store called "Frame of Mind". She is having a Fall Open House for the next three days. She graciously lets me put any art or jewelry I create to be beautifully displayed and sold. I'm in a "make a small little token of a piece of art so most anyone could afford to buy it for their friend" gift making mode. This inspiration came from.... I recently attended this wonderful art show....every booth filled with outstanding pieces of fantastic creativity! I saw oodles of great pieces that I would have loved to purchase for a number of different friends and myself...yet, the average price of everything was about $500. Unfortunately, I cannot afford...as much as I would like to...to purchase art at this price point in quantity. I remember back in my college days I would attend art fairs and wine about the same problem...although, I was only buying for myself... I just wanted to attend...see something wonderful and make a purchase. Now mind you, in those days my price point was somewhat sadder than it is today...but, nonetheless, my interest in buying an inspiring piece of art was still there. I went home many times with nothing. I vowed to always have a small line of goodies affordable to the 10 year old on a $5 a week budget. Everyone should be able to purchase a handmade goody at an art fair. Well this year, I'm living up to my creative wants...fun little quirky assemblages that are quite affordable. Small...inexpensive...and you can take it home!