Yes, yes, I know, it’s February. The middle of February, in fact, which doesn’t quite make it a new year any more. But it’s still early in the year, and that’s good enough for me. And I’m still taking a new step, so really, it all works out and my title makes sense.
Now, I know I have been the worst blogger ever. So much so that I doubt I can truly be called a blogger. But there are things happening, and I wish to document them! So I should give a tiny bit of a summary first, I suppose.
Last year I joined the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls, and have since been in a few shows with them, which has been a really good experience. We meet once a month as well, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know some more local artists. (I have plans to check out some other local art groups, but that’s a subject for another entry.) Another part of membership is having the opportunity to do not only art shows, but also art fairs. As in “set up your art on a table at an event and have people come through to buy it”. It’s something I’ve thought about in the abstract for quite a while, but had never taken any steps toward accomplishing.
I have now taken those steps!
Our local Village is holding an event on this coming Saturday (February 16th) called Chilly Fest, and part of that includes an art fair/sale called Warm Up To The Arts. I’ve been working hard for the past few weeks to gather together enough of my art (Prints, Books, Cards, and Magnets) to have a nice supply of things to buy. I have a few more things I need to do before Saturday, but then I’ll be there and dipping my toe in the pool of fairs.
Wish me luck, and if you’re in the area (between 10am and 4pm), come stop by!