Art shows and festivals have
been something we have done over a period of many years. This was the
first time we set up a booth for our handcrafted work. Let me tell you I
had much more fun. The variety of things we did gave folks more of a
choice and feast for the eyes.
They did enjoy the large
unobtainable paintings, but It was the small pieces of artwork they could
afford to catch their eye. There were ceramic necklaces, shields with the
leather stretched over hoops to make a canvas, a small children's
blackboard cut out like a bear who was wearing a feather in a head band.
Of course, the beaded key chains are fun. We sold all the "Indian
potpourri (and I learned potpourri has two r's). It was made up of sage,
cedar chips, marigolds, and spices.
Also all the marigold blossoms
picked for seeds were sold. There was a front door arrangement made up
with a large flat round basket, dried flowers, and a cocky rough ceramic
rooster I no longer wanted.
Little drums always catch the
eye of the children and if the parent wouldn't buy them they were a gift
to the yearning children. They love the little drums. Maybe they identify
Dresses sewn up with leather
and Indian looking fabric were an eye catcher. We also had pin cushions
out of a bright chartreuse green setting in a basket and they brightened
up the display.
We had hoops wound from
trumpet vine hanging about and the native cedar was pungent and good
smelling. Sage always goes well too at a pow wow. Mine smells so much
better because I only gather it fresh every time, set it in a basket and
put a handful in a brown sack (bag, poke, whatever).
We sold out, made our booth rent and had a little left over to pay for our
few supplies we bought. The fun was free.