Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mad River Valley Show

This weekend is the Mad River Valley Show.  It's always Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend.  It is the "finale" event of the 2 week Vermont Festival of the Arts.  I always enjoy doing this show.  It gives me a taste of the beginning of Fall in the beautiful mountains of VT.  I've made many friends there and it is a chance to spend some time with them at the end of the day.  The show is put on by The Valley Players, a theater group in Waitsfield, and this is the 40th Anniversary of the Show. 

So if you want to get a taste of Fall, enjoy beautiful scenery and excellent crafts, come visit me at: 

Mad River Valley Craft Fair
Kenyon's Field
Route 100, Waitsfield, VT 
Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 10 - 4

                                The first 40 people get in free so get there early! See you at the Fair! 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I said goodbye to an old friend last Friday!  We traded in the Ford Windstar for a brand new Honda Odyssey.  The Windstar was the best car/mini van I have ever driven.  I loved that car.  It was perfect for carrying my booth and other items to shows. (It had the largest cubic capacity of all the mini vans at the time we bought it). I am short and I could actually see above most things on the road! (I'm one of those people when you are behind them, you wonder if anyone is driving the car!!!) The Windstar was well broken in!  Perhaps too broken in as, after 10 years and over 100,000 miles, it started  to have some costly problems, but not until then.  So this fall when I am out on the road going to shows I will have more confidence that the car will not fail. So it's Hello to the Odyssey!

My husband and I will have to figure out a new packing plan.  It looks like the new car has more flexible packing space and loads of options.  We just need to figure out what is best.

The first test will be my show over Labor Day weekend in Waitsfield, Mad River Valley, VT.  Come visit me and see how it all worked! http://www.madrivercraftfair.com/

Speaking of shows, I never mentioned how the Chase Center on the Riverfront Show went.  Sales were slow, probably a reflection of the economy as many artists said the same thing.  The Chase Center is beautiful and the show was full of wonderful craft artists and their work.  I had fun seeing friends and perusing the interesting and exciting work that was exhibited. We also got to stay in a fabulous hotel at a discount rate for exhibitors, The Hotel DuPont in Wilmington. 

Here are a few pictures of setting up the booth in the Chase Center.  

Ready to Go!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Radio Interview

Today I had an opportunity to be interviewed for a short radio spot which will air tomorrow morning. The spot is sponsored by the Plymouth Art Guild and is called "Hats Off to the Arts". Each week an artist is featured and talks about their work. This week it was me!!!! I've never done a radio interview before. What fun! The spot is only about 3 minutes of air time and will air tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 11 at around 7:10 am. Thank goodness I could tape it today at a more reasonable hour!!! So if you are in the Plymouth/South Shore area, tune in to 95.9 WATD - FM in Marshfield, MA. Those of you who live farther away, you can listen on-line by going to www.959watd.com I just hope I sound intelligent!!!!!! Or at least a little bit interesting!!!!! Let me know what you think.