While they can be mentally and physically exhausting for an introvert, craft shows can also be fun! Most of the visitors are quite appreciative of the efforts that go into making something from scratch, and it's interesting to chat with the wide variety of people that stop by.
I have about 8 to do between now and the end of the year. Most, but not all, are juried events. A juried event is one where the organizers look over all the applicants and decide which ones they want to include in their show and which ones they will decline. Selection criteria can be anything - quality of work, prices of work, what kind of work (jewelry, pottery, fiber, etc), where you livewho you know - anything. So it can be rather flattering to get into them.
My first one is Westwood Day this Saturday, September 21. It's a community spirit kind of event put on by my town here in MA. I will be at a booth with 4 other Westwood resident artist friends. Look for the Westwood Artists' tent.
October brings Roslindale Open Studios . It's a weekend event (Oectober 19 and 20) with many artists located throughout the vibrant diverse Boston neighborhood of Roslindale. I will be at the Roslindale Hous on Poplar Street.
The following weekend is the Artful Autumn Fair at the very lovely Briggs Nursery in North Attleboro. This is my first time at this event, so I don't know what to say about it except that there will be some very good artists there (including me, of course!) and that the nursery/garden center is beautiful.
I have more shows in November and December, but the details are not all in place yet, so I will talk about them later.
Tata for now!