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Friday, February 02, 2007

It's not threatening; it's a LiteBrite

Renegade Craft Fair was a really great show. I'm glad I got DIY in as my first sans-Kathy show. I would not have been prepared for the onslaught of customers or the myriad preparational activities before hand. Kathy really did blaze this 16 Sparrows trail. I'm lucky to have her as my guide even if she does wander around in deserts at nighttime.

Renegade took place, just like DIY, in the Pulaski Park Auditorium. I do like the indoor shows. I don't think they get as much serendipitous traffic as outdoor fairs, but I like not having to set up a tent and not being reliant upon the weather. Kathy and I roasted at the Lot and nearly lost a whole day of sales to rain at the last Renegade we did. I set everything up similar to how it was done for DIY, but with a couple refinements. Again, the best sellers were small journals and To-Do Lists.

I had great block mates- Emily Kirchner, Recycling Artist was on my left and Kevin with SquidFire was to my right. I wrote about Emily's lovely works last post. My cats are still playing with the catnip mouse. SquidFire is a silk-screening company from Baltimore. Right away I feel in love with an adorable thermal that I bought about halfway through the first day. The second day I broke down yet again and got a shirt for my brother for Christmas and another shirt for myself.

Speaking of shirts, also for Christmas I bought each of my best friends a shirt from Dyslexic Press out of Boston. They each got one of the Amorous Octopus shirts. It's weird and random and completely fun. It's also really well designed. There is a white highlight on the glass of the octopus' tank, which is what makes the shirt really great. It also has the added bonus of having a bagpiper making it the perfect shirt for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games of 07.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

"...even if she does wander around in deserts at nighttime."

That was only once and I've learned my lesson! :P

Friday, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

Ha! I get it now. Just read the article in the paper about the Lite Brite comment! They need to "Lite-en" up!

Sunday, February 04, 2007  
Anonymous Liz said...

YEah, those shirts are awesome. And you are such an art geek! "White highlight" indeed!

Sunday, February 04, 2007  

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