163 min read
30 Dec

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! 

In 2017, I was a "craft show" addict! I was doing so many art shows, festivals & markets I almost wore myself out! However, there was a method to my madness -- I wanted to try them all to see how they were and decide what I was doing for 2018. The plan worked!! This past year I was involved in some larger events and also a 6 week long "Trim a Tree" event at an outlet mall.  

  • 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!).


Marie creates gorgeous jewelry with sea glass! You can see more of her creations at https://www.facebook.com/sheshorelikestobeach/ and Brenda creates one of kind pieces with seashells - her page is https://www.facebook.com/SaltyTreasuresNJ/ 

  • Next stop to visit with my Mom and have some ice cream :) I really miss Friendly's ice cream. And yes, I ate the whole thing. Coffee ice cream all the way!   And mom is doing well!