Reverse paintings and two sculpture pieces the agony began. At Beaver Creek the turn out was low, for us it was not a buying crowd. After driving 32 hours to get here our hopes were high. Maybe we should have been high. The altitude affected me, I felt like I was gonna fall over any minute. I also felt like I could cry any minute. We didn’t sell anything! Does our work suck? Maybe we should have brought something else... a lot of money in Beaver Creek, but not for us. Many other artists said Sunday was the buying day, well, none of our be backs came back and Sunday was worse than Saturday. To top it all off It started to rain and we had to pack it all up wet...yuck. Moral of the story... sell in your own backyard....I am a sea level gal.
Heading to Asheville NC for the Pack Square Art Show. As we enter Georgia the weather is not looking good....
Bolts of lightening, like bombs bursting in air. Traffic is moving but slow. Seems like night out here.
The problem with Florida/ Georgia rain is...the sky, road and rain splash are all the same color.
This is the little cottage we stayed in. Really cute smelled like cedar. Pine cottages on a mountain side 7 miles from the show. This show was agony. No buyers for us. We did sell small items only. We didn’t even make our gas money back.
There was a guy selling decal baseball bats for 69.00, seems like he did well. Ughh! Asheville is odd, lots of men wearing women’s clothes, I’m so confused. Everyone we met was from Florida, not one person from Asheville came into our booth.
We had a primo booth location, our paintings looked great. Price range 60.00 for 8x10, 500.00 for 60 x10” and 1600.00 for 60x40 all original reverse paintings on Lexan, Professionally framed in white, it was the 3rd annual show maybe that was the problem. We did meet a woman with her daughter and grandmother who were dairy farmers from Tennessee, thick southern accents and delightful people. Dairy farming is hard work. 200 cattle and pigs and grow their own feed. I don’t think we will go back to Asheville,not to sell art anyway. Next stop Avon Colorado... stay tuned.
We sold original paintings 60x40” and 60x10. The weather was great the people were friendly and the coffee was delicious. Easy load in and out. We did very well, thank you Manayunk! The only thing, in my opinion was not good for art sales, was at the end of the day on Sunday, a group of hip hoppers did a couple of street shows. Most people scattered.
This piece wrapped and ready to go, sold Saturday before noon. Fantastic, big ticket item! This is a collaborative piece see that bird? I needle felted it. It’s a White Bellied Treepie part of the crow family, endemic to Southern India.
Magnus created the female torso and all of that stuff (see photo below) Sunday’s sales were ok a bit shy of my fantasy number.
I will definitely do this show again next year. If they will have me. I know exactly what to bring. Our next destination is Manayunk PA in June. We will be presenting our “Dancing Light” series and “By Land” series, reverse paintings on Lexan. stay tuned.
Packing up to go home I looked over and saw this! Kinda disturbing.... she’s ok we got her back to the studio and on her pedestal.
5:00 am set up so we got up at 3:45am, very quiet road travel. Convenient unloading but our space had big roots coming out of the ground. Ok, we have adjustable telescopic legs on our pro panels no big deal.
Hoisting the tent we had to push push, Duh, tree branches overhead. We never noticed the branches above in the dark.
Thank God we were on the shady side of the street. It was a beautiful day with a steady light breeze. Sales were pretty steady, one of the best shows we ever had and we still have Sunday to go. Thank you Customers for your support and thanks Howard Alan!
We will be selling handmade needle felted sandpipers.
They are made with organic wool and are poked with different sized needles into submission. Once the shape is to your liking then you add the colored wool. Glass eyes, legs and feet, beak, complete this realistic little birdie.
They are displayed in distressed white shadow box frames.
A selection of single bird, two bird, three and five bird configurations are available.
We also offer un-framed single birds in a variety of different positions. Prices range from 50.00 to 400.00.
“Last Light” by Brenda Gordon 30x40” oil on canvas framed 1200.00
Sculpture by Magnus with a handmade needle felted bird.
”Bird in the Hand” life size 3400.00
Brenda Gordon & Magnus Sebastian
This weekend (Memorial Day 2019) begins our adventures in traveling the country exhibiting and hopefully selling our artwork. In this blog, I plan to document our successes, critique the art festivals we participate in and anything else that might be note worthy.