Busy week. A lot of it is related getting ready for the Arts & Crafts show at Slater Park in Pawtucket this weekend. It’s the first time I’ve tried doing an event like this, so I’m pulling everything together from scratch: tent, table, chairs, signage, cashbox, cards, pricing, prints, and paintings. I’ll be joined by Rose Sipperley who is a fantastic artist, but who is also doing this for the first time. She’s been busy all week preparing a series of prints in various sizes.
If this works out well, there are some upcoming similar events I’m looking at. Also, after this weekend, I’ll be posting a bunch of items on Etsy. Fun stuff, and if it helps pay the bills, all the better.
Other news… we’re now a two car family. It may not sound like much, but it’s going to make my life a lot easier. Since moving to the ‘burbs, I’ve been pretty much stuck at home while Margaret’s at work. Not really complaining. We worked out a good system so I could still run chores when I needed, but having the second car will make it easier and provide some more flexibility. It should also be easier for me to hit some of the conventions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York which will be good for business.
Note the picture. Beauty, eh? Gotta love Volvos. They last. I had one back in the 80s that was run real hard. No brakes. Running on a spare tire most of the time. Burned oil like an Kuwaiti pipeline, but it always started and always ran. I think it eventually disintegrated, but what a ride. Hence… another Volvo. And the station wagon setup makes for loading up for things like art shows or conventions easier.
And so hip it hurts.