Windsor Art in the Park 2016
First off, I want to get in the habit of writing posts after I do shows again. Since I mostly talk about shows in pictures, Instagram has kind of taken over this task but I shall endeavor to write up even quick posts all the same.
The first show of the season is always signaled by me forgetting at least one thing. I was about 15 minutes away from Windsor when I realized I forgot two of my tablecloths and my jewellery busts, oops!
First step when arriving at the park: get super lost. It’s always an adventure when I do a show for the first time. I am never quite sure what to expect and I will invariably have lots of questions such as: what is set up like? Do I have to schlep my things or can I drive right up to my booth? Thankfully setup was a breeze once I figured out where my booth was, I don’t always have the best sense of direction.
Naturally, the show started out with a marching band each day.
The show was so busy, so much so that I could barely get away from my booth for quick breaks. Even the weather didn’t deter people as the locals are familiar with the tradition that it rain during Art in the Park.
Everything was fun and games until the wind decided to join us on Sunday. Mother Nature couldn’t quite figure out what she wanted to do. Sunny? Rainy? Uber Windy? All of the above! This is how I spent much of Sunday afternoon:
The wind also decided to pick up one of my displays and body slam it into the ground. It’s okay wind, I wanted to spend a bunch of money buying new plexi glass anyway. No big deal.
Thank goodness for American friends that hopped over the border who not only brought me Red Vines, but also helped me tear down in the chaotic weather. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without their help, though it probably would have involved tears and considerably more swearing.
Also a huge shout out to my amazing hosts in Windsor: Eva and Kris from Tsunami Glassworks. Behold one of the beautiful pieces in their showroom!