Monday, October 15, 2012

Sammamish Arts Fair 2012

I had a wonderful time this weekend as a first-time participant in the 6th annual Sammamish Arts Fair. I just want to thank all of you who stopped by my booth to take a look at my artwork and to chat. It was thrilling for me to see so many friends come to my booth. You filled my love tank with your hugs, affirmation and encouragement. THANK YOU!!

I met many wonderful new people as well, and if you are one of those who is taking a moment to check out my website, thank you for your kind words and amazing feedback. You have filled my artist inspiration tank with your enthusiasm and appreciation for my artwork. Today I go to my art room with a renewed sense of purpose to make more art and to grow as an artist.

In case you missed the fair, here are some shots of my booth. As you can see, I had a nice, cozy spot! The Sammamish City Hall was a beautiful location for this event. It may have been pouring rain outside, but inside the place was humming with creativity as a steady flow of art admirers wandered through for the full 14 hours. There were a total of 30 artists participating this year with a wide variety of mediums represented. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, metal sculpture, wood carving and more - it was truly inspiring!

The photo above shows a wall of my booth. I had on display watercolor, pen & ink portraits I created of  historical Issaquah landmarks. You can also see that I have some empty spots to fill! I plan on hitting the drawing board to crank out some more paintings to show next year. Empty wall space in my booth is wonderful motivation!

The photo above shows more of my Issaquah portraits and two samples of my custom pencil pet portraits. My 13-year-old Golden, Zoe was quite the star and I almost wish I had brought her along! I never knew there were so many Golden Retriever lovers out there. Again...notice the blank spaces. Motivation!!

One last parting shot of the back of my booth with more original portraits, giclee prints and information on ordering a custom home or pet portrait of your very own. Thank you again to those of you who came to see me! Hope to see you at the Sammamish Arts Fair in 2013!

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