Creating displays and tent setups for art shows can be a nightmare! Over the years, I have played with many different designs and setups, some good, some not so good. In the beginning, I shared a space with a fellow artist. She creates beautiful stained glass pieces. If you want to see more of her work, visit her page https://www.facebook.com/middlebaystainedglass/
Now, thanks to my friends giving suggestions, we created an entirely new set up and special thanks to my husband for building me this gorgeous shelf unit that folds flat!
I am quite lucky to have not only a supportive husband, but also very supportive friends! At the two large events early this year, I was joined by my friends (thankfully!!!) to help me. And boy did I need their help! Both large events were so busy we hardly sat down (happy dance). And they were troopers getting up at the crack of dawn to help set up/work/tear down the booth. I love them dearly. Thank you Licia & Leeanna!
The Trim a Tree event was not one I had to be at all the time. I did volunteer to work it a few nights and had the pleasure of meeting other artists there. This is hosted by the Foley Art Center. A wonderful event helping the art classes in local schools!
Towards the end of the year, my husband and I were able to take a short trip back to N.J. to visit family, old friends & new friends. Many of you know that I sell online on some Facebook pages. We traveled to Seaside Heights, NJ and saw the Jersey Shore again and Barnegat Lighthouse. We were greeted by "friends" I had only spoken with online, however, after many years of selling on her pages, we finally met Marie & Brenda (and their wonderful husbands!).