Saturday, May 24, 2014

One More Show!

I have done a lot of shows, displayed my wares and created art pieces for particular venues for well over three decades.  I retired from Home Shows years ago when I officially "retired" but still, on occasion, find myself in the middle of another artist show.   This weekend I am at "Wolf Shadow Artisan Sale" in the nearby town of Cheshire.  It will be an interesting show, near a vineyard with open
tasting the same weekend.  I am thinking Horse People and Wine people might like my pieces so I allowed myself to be talked into this particular show.  "Talked into" because I no longer seek shows out.  They are a humungous amount of work.  I have no inventory, boxes of this or that or stacks of art  in the backroom.  I make "Big Art" and heavy pieces and need some time to create them.  I refuse to fill out the paper work for these shows and explain that I can't send them photos of what I will bring because I haven't made them yet!  I create "for a show" and it takes me about a month.  I can't operate in the typical 10' x 10' space.  I have no canopy bought are Walmart.  People need to walk around and touch what I make.  I like to gather crowds.  So I found a helper and have 2 truckloads of Garden Art pieces on display.  Today I will take photos and show them to you tomorrow.
    For the last few years I have always thought that "this" would be my last show and yet I keep doing them!  It is in the blood I think, being "on stage", one more opportunity to sell my wares, to sell myself!


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Good luck at the Artisan Show Jerry!! You should have some win while you're there :)

Clipped Wings said...

You're right, Jerry. Once an artist, you're always an artist and we all love challenges. Best wishes on the show. Love to see what you created.

Stevie Krueger said...

Hi Jerry, long time no talk to! Hope you are doing well and sounds like you are still enjoying what you love which is great to see! I'm in Cali now! Just starting to try and get into the art scene again after traveling for two years bartering my art instead of selling.:)