First Art Show
Participated in my first art show this last Saturday. Being the first time I ever did this I readily admit to having nightmares the week before. Mostly following the theme of my booth magically disappearing or forgetting to bring essential items for the show. Needless to say none of these fears materialized. It was held on the grounds of Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids. The grounds were gorgeous and a beautiful setting for this event. My booth sat in front of a pond. The booths were spread out so people could wander from booth to both through the gardens. The whole atmosphere was relaxed and it was fun seeing how people reacted to my jewelry. I learned a lot for next time and it was an enjoyable day. The only mixed emotions for the day was when I had to say goodbye to a favorite bracelet. I often "test drive" new designs to make sure they have no design flaws and are wearable. This particular tumbled glass bracelet was a favorite piece I previously test drove. It went an individual who obviously appreciated its style and comfort. It was going to a good home so all was good. I will definitely jury for other shows and hopefully my next experience will be as positive.