Hi there. This is just a quick blog post to let you know where to get my purses this summer.
Outdoor shows: none.
I have found in the past that dragging a huge tent and all my stock into the middle of a park to sit in the extreme heat, or pouring rain, for the privilege of selling my purses, was more than I was prepared to do anymore. In one show I sat in rain and bone chilling cold, wearing everything I brought with me in an effort to keep warm. The winds were so high, several people lost their tent. They just blew away.
Last summer I participated in a show on a really hot summer day. All the tents were lined up in a row in the full sun and there was no breeze. It was stifling. So hot that a woman passed out from the heat in my tent. We had to call the EMT and they came with a stretcher, brought her back to life and took her to the hospital.
It was the most action my booth got all weekend.
Sometimes this is a weird way to make a living. So I have decided to no longer do outdoor shows.
I will however be taking part in this year's Newcastle Arts Festival in Newcastle, Ontario.
A Gift of Art is having their 11th annual Newcastle’s Arts Festival on July 7th & 8th in the Newcastle Memorial Arena. The Show is free to the public and runs from 10:00am – 4:00 pm both days. There will be music on both days, live art demonstrations, a special activity area for kids, paint and create, as well as great prizes. This year there will be a variety of door prizes such as a Keurig machine with 4 boxes of coffee, a gift card to The Keg, tickets for the Steam Whistle Brewery tour and more!
And it's indoors.
If you are not in the Newcastle area. my Etsy shop is open for business 24 hours a day. I have just finished a new batch of Kathy the Kantha's, and Suzanne the Party Purses, and will have them up shortly. Keep checking in.
If you'd like to come and see them in person, bring a friend, and give me some notice so I can clean up the chaos that I work in. You can also visit the Lucy Maude Montgomery house and historical Church that are just down the road from our house in beautiful downtown Leaskdale, just a few minutes north of Uxbridge.
Have a wonderful summer.
Newcastle Arts Festival: http://agiftof-art.com/events/