The night before an art show means there is usually one main thought in my head: what have I forgotten? Hopefully nothing, but it's happened before! The entire day was spent labeling, organizing, packing, loading, etc. And one final trip into town to get a couple rolls of bubble wrap. I actually finished loading the minivan around 8, so guess what I did tonight. I baked nine and a half dozen chocolate chip cookies. Because I'm a lunatic. No, there's a story there. Last year for Draft Horse Classic I decided that a good way to get to know my fellow exhibitors would be to bake cookies for everyone, since I'm not very good at just going around and saying hi. But walking around the room with a big container of cookies tends to gather the crowd. It worked well, but I know that means I've started a tradition that must be maintained. I won't be taking them all there, I will bring some to the people I am staying with next week, and also I have a potluck to attend later this month. So I froze them all for now. It's been a crazy day. A crazy last few days. I am hoping next week will be easier since I've already done so much. There will be a few other items to pack and label and I'll need to reorganize after tomorrow, but unless I need to get more note cards or something, it should be pretty much good to go. I ordered some new parts for my booth (shelves) so I hope like heck those arrive on time.
Anyway, these are the two paintings I did this week, which will be at the festival tomorrow. I'll take pics of my booth and if I get a chance to wander around I'll take pics all over (don't count on that).
"Mr. Grumpypants" (Dominique rooster)
acrylic on canvas
"Big Mama" (White Laced Red Cornish)
acrylic on canvas
Cross your fingers and wish me luck, there's nothing like going to a new show for the first time...