For the past month, preparing for the Eastside Artists Show was my part time job.
Feeding and refeeding (and refeeding) canvas into my epson to print small canvases, and then prevailing upon the goodwill of my friend Yolanda (aka the cat wrangler) to help with stretching canvases on frames from 6×6 to 10×10.
Making photo cards; planning how to set up my display; setting up my display.
Realizing how hard it is to line photos up evenly without a laser level.
Waiting and hoping people will appreciate my photos. And yes, by them.
Well, Day one is over, and we go into the final two days of the show tomorrow. If you are in or near Iowa City,stop by: there is a lot of great and truly imaginative art to buy: photos, cards, books, quilts, gourds, and faerie houses, among other delights. And of course, a selection of my favorite images, available in cards, printed matters, a calendar and small and large canvases, all waiting to go home with a happy buyer.
I will not make money; I have great respect for those who devote themselves to their art, develop inventory, and the staying power to commit to the number of art shows necessary to develop a following. That is not me. But since I do have a healthy ego, I get a rush from the positive comments, the
occasional sales, and the joy in knowing a vision that captured my imagination is now being shared with others.
Hope to see you there!