The Maker's Fair

I couldn't believe it approached without my knowing, but Halloween Weekend was the first weekend of the first annual 'Maker's Fair' here in Shreveport! I'd been lamenting the lack of a crafty community and events since moving here, and this just snuck up on me. I found out after reading some tweets by a friend who would be selling gumbo. It was too late to participate that weekend but the lovely Ms Dahm found space for me at the last minute for the second weekend. I borrowed a tiny table from my boyfriend's studio, and set up. I didn't even have time to get any prints; I just had originals! I literally had about 48 minutes to get things together by the time I heard back that there was availability. That sort of last minute panic is.... well, kind of fun. In a sick way.

I didn't get any good shots of the table, because my battery managed to die the moment I whipped it out to take a photo of my handiwork. But I did take a single photo of one of the paintings the day before. Yeah. Seriously, just the one.

what can i say? llamas are the next big animal. move over, owl.

I did pretty well, and from the looks of it, so did most of the other sellers. Shreveport and its outlying areas have more crafters than I would've expected; there were knitters, weavers, screenprinters, toy makers, sculptors... no one did exactly the same thing as anyone else, and that was fun. Now to get this thing to happen on a more regular basis than annually.