I wrote before about setting a goal to fit my entire show set-up into three bags. I almost did it. I’ve three bags and a handful of odds and ends. It won’t be a problem for this weekend. I’ve 3 or 4 family members (depending on whether oldest daughter hangs out with us or Bloomington friends) and a borrowed van (Thanks Wilbur!).
In order to make sure that I had everything that I needed and to anticipate problems I set up much of my table on the front porch. Unlike many artists I like to work in front of the booth. I need the vertical room for hanging pieces and I want there to be no barriers between myself and buyers. I hate (a word I seldom use) artists that sit behind their booths and ignore their potential customers. This is a rare chance to meet and talk to these folks about what they like and they want to see next time. Folks buy at shows because they’ve met the artist, by golly!