I’ve had a busy few weeks. First was a studio tour last weekend. The kind of event where artists open their studio for people to visit and drive from one artist’s studio to another. They came to my house; mostly older women dragging their husbands. Continue reading October was…
My ivy league-super-genius-funnyman-husband, with “a brain the size of a planet” (Douglas Adams), will be reading my children’s book at the Farmers Market this Saturday in Great Falls, va. at 11:30am (at The Grange on 9818 Georgetown Pike 9am to 1pm). He is wonderful with kids and an incredibly patient teacher as well. I think anyone listening to his presentation will be well entertained, especially if he wears a parrot on his shoulder!!
Farmers market plus crafts and other talent. I was the “other” I guess, as a book seller. There was one other book and paper/info person but he was selling books from the historical society of Great Falls in Virginia. There were a lot of interesting conversations among the other sellers and a few passersby but I really felt like I had to be a carnival barker in order to get folks to come over. At my most cynical I thought perhaps if I put up a mirror, that might get some attention. Then they would come over to look at themselves in the mirror first and then ask why it was there. Tricky, huh? I’m learning from our cheeto in chief…oops, did I just say that? Btw, lots of conversations about trump induced stress, illnesses, insomnia etc…scary.
This was my set up….I’ll take any decoration or design input. I don’t really like the box on the right so that might go away for next week. Also, a bigger table. I was painting a little and that became a source of interest and conversation.
I did however make my own Clever bird…funny little guy. This him hanging around the studio. Maybe if I turn that box on it’s side and hang my goofy guy inside of it and put the book on top. Then he’ll be at eye level for kids. Anyway, one more try on the 25th.
If you’d like to see me become a carnival barker I’ll be at the Grange from 9am to 1pm on the 25th @ The Grange 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066
I will be at a local market with other artists and producers of this and that. I will have a table for my books.
March 18th and 25th.
9am to 1pm
INDOOR Market Location:
Great Falls Grange
9818 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
I will have Clever and When Time Flies and Second Time Around
Whoever did it, thank you over and over!! 😀
“This is an adorable book that will bring out the adventurer in your child, and will inspire all kinds of questions about pets, travel, geography, and crazy decisions. The paintings are beautiful. Best of all, it is fun to read aloud! I recommend it to anyone with young children. Have fun!”
This was the first Clever painting done in the early 90’s. I’m not sure why we didn’t use it.
Then there was this computer style. I kind of like it too.
…and then there was this: