I just finshed this little birdie necklace for the last show of the summer. I'm getting ready for the Anacortes Arts Fair, coming up Aug. 7-9 in the seaside village of Anacortes, WA. It is such a lovely setting, and the biggest juried show in the area. It has over 240 artisans, food, entertainment and huge crowds.
I have done this fair for six years, and this is the first year I'm not including any Keum Boo or pmc pieces, since everything was stolen! So it is kind of scary to not have those pieces included. With the cost of pmc being so high right now, dollars kind of dictated using mixed metals for the summer shows, and making pieces up quickly. So what do you think? Will people miss it and be happy with the new pieces? Those who do lots of shows, any experience with this? The Friday Harbor show was great, but most of the customers were from out of town, and didn't know my work. But I have a little following in Anacortes that return each year, so we shall see!
I can't believe it is almost August! I have had my head buried in the studio since my feet hit the island making product for the upcoming shows. Wow, the San Juan County fair is two weeks away, something everyone here on the island looks forward to. Wonder if there will be baby piggies? I haven't played nearly enough, so after this last show, I'm going to play big time!! More motorcycle rides, more boat cruises, and dust off my bicycle and get some exercise! But making jewelry is playing, we are just confined to one room. It is amazing what you can produce when the heat is on, and I don't mean that literally, since we're having record setting temps here in the Pacific Northwest. My gosh its hot. It was 85 in my workshop two days ago, I was dripping. I kept climbing into the shower to cool off, three times one day!
So wish me luck at the next show, come see me if you're in the area, ok? Thanks again for all your support, it's all blue birds and good things from here on out.