Blow Out in La Conner

  Saturday started off sunny and warm with all indications that we would have an absolutely lovely day selling art work in La Conner. Less than an hour after arriving at my booth space I was given a sign of what was to shoes exploded!! I was just putting up the grids and getting everything ready when I felt that something was not right with the shoes.  Looking down I discovered that the soles had just completely fallen apart!!  Pieces were scattered all over the floor of the booth and I was hobbling around with a look of disbelief.  These were my special shoes from Germany.    O. K. they were several years old but to have them fall apart all at once!!

I carried on as I had planned ahead and brought another pair of comfy shoes for the 12 hour sales event!! My daughter, Gina ,was on hand to help me out and we did have an enjoyable time visiting with everyone. But we didn't sell much....she bought a fish print.  Next time I will have 10 or 15 helpers and maybe I'll sell more!

This is why, if you have visited my Heifer web site,you will have noticed that the amount has not gone up.  I have already donated more than 10% of my earning just to set up the site.  I'm not giving up however, and will be getting some new things ready for Art by the Bay in July.   I will make my goal by the end of the year.

This weekend we are making concrete/mortar leaves in the meadow...perhaps another how to blog will follow.  Once a teacher always a teacher!


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Helen's Originals showcases abstract acrylic mixed media, printmaking with monotypes, dry point and gyotaku, figurative collage, and informative blog entries. 

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