Monday, September 24, 2012

This past weekend at Portland Saturday Market

Well, it was a quiet day in Lake Wobegon --- oh, sorry, I meant at Portland Saturday Market (Oregon)!  It was a really quiet weekend, but too bad for those of you who didn't make it down there because the weather was absolutely perfect!  Sunshine, nice warm temperatures, lots of great art (mine included, of course), entertainment, weird people (yes, they make the market special, and they're not tooooo w-e-i-r-d, of course -- well, except for that scantily-dressed guy who was walking past with not much on but some deer horns somehow attached perfectly to his head!)

I took two new paintings that I finished last week (a Frenchie on a bright background and another iteration of one of my favorite subjects, the Jersey cow - which I titled aptly "Jersey girl.")  But, alas, there were very few people to see my artwork, so I got to visit with my fellow artists and craftspeople more than I usually do.

We're only going to have a few more nice weekends (I'm warning you:  the rains are coming!!), so do try to get down there if you live in the area -- or if you're visiting the area -- while the weather is still nice.  It's worth the time taken to get there.

I rearranged my booth this weekend - bad idea! - but it didn't work at all, so I'm going back to my usual layout for next weekend.  I guess it's worth shaking things up a bit from time to time just to see what falls out.  The layout I tried, though, ended up being too crowded in the "customer area" and made it difficult for people with dogs or in wheelchairs to even get into my booth - what was I thinking!!!   Anyway, if you had difficulty getting in for any reason, be assured that it'll be back to "normal" by next weekend.

I have a few photos to upload that are from the market when I have the time to upload them.  I think you'll find some of them really interesting -- especially one concerning the above-mentioned Jersey cow.  Coming soon . . . .

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