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Cindy Welch
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  • Houma, LA
  • United States
  • Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink,…
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What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

I am starting the bandwagon early for us.Friday I'll make the flea market and resale shop circuit.  I keep a watch out for things I can upcycle/repurpose.  Sometimes dd is with me and can find…Continue

Tags: doing, plans, you, are, what

One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch 19 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hi Everyone,I got a post card in the mail a day or two ago about a show, and I am sure they must have bought my name off a mailing list because I've never been to Chicago.  But it made me curious.The…Continue

Tags: chicago, kind, a, of, one

Vintage Market Days

Started Dec 11, 2016 0 Replies

I have applied to a couple of shows put on by the group Vintage Market Days .  I found out a few weeks ago that I am waitlisted for the…Continue

Tags: and, craft, shows, art, arts

Watermark Photos?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Dec 9, 2016. 11 Replies

I am not sure where to put this ... here or under marketing, but here goes.I took a class at a locally owned flooring store a few years back and learned to make coasters using travertine tile. …Continue

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"WAY TO GO CONNIE !!! I applaud you. Actions speak louder than words. Thank you for taking action. I can't take any type of action as I'm behind schedule for a multi show circuit. All my efforts (around 20hrs/day) are on preparing."
5 hours ago
R. Seidel replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Yay, Connie!"
18 hours ago
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"I finally told dh about it this morning, only because I finally remembered.  I started out, "I got this postcard about a show in Chicago." He immediately replies, "We're not going to Chicago."  I already knew…"
19 hours ago
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Back to the Chicago show- I get cards from them every year, and I have looked into it as I do know of a few other artists who have done the show. We have never talked numbers, but one artist has done it several times, with wall work that ranges in…"
20 hours ago
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"My family has a history of "marching." My favorite time was when about 20 of us (from my 70 year old mother to my youngest nephew (5) and my niece (in utero) met at an equal rights rally in Grant Park in Chicago. "
23 hours ago
Richard L. Sherer replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Wooo Hooo. Good for you. I contributed to the march. Great to get the kids involved as we arre going to need them down the road. "
23 hours ago
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Thanks for starting this, Cindy. I have a big weekend planned. Along with two friends we are driving to Washington, DC, to participate in the Women's March on Saturday. We're staying with my niece who lives in the District and along with…"
yesterday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Thank you.  I have checked out their website and asked to be added to email / mail lists."
yesterday
Loc Tran replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Hi Cindy, I enjoy reading your comments. I've just 'joined' but have been reading this site for a couple of years now. You've touched on a few topics in your post but the one comment that you might find most useful from me is the…"
Wednesday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"This sounds like it could be a great opportunity for exposure if the booth fees and hours did not kill you.  LOL"
Tuesday
Wendy Merkle replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Nope not kidding. A 10x10 would be around $3200. The small displays that people built were amazing. It also had to encompass storage. The vendors have to sit on a stool near their booth and they are always in the way because the "booth"…"
Tuesday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Wendy, are you freaking kidding me?  A 3'x3' booth?  How do you have room to set up product?  That is smaller than our master bathroom water closet!  Wow. So it's retail.  That is not a deal killer for…"
Tuesday
Wendy Merkle replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Cindy,  Let me tell you what I know. My daughter went to art school near Toronto where a ONE OF A KIND show is held.  They are only in very big cities.  I think:  New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto  and maybe…"
Tuesday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Studio work: I have to finish one new trick saddle and put a tree with a taller horn in another one finished last November. Both clients are Canadians who will be at an event in SD 2/1/17 so I need to get them done pronto. I inventoried belts for…"
Monday
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What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?

I am starting the bandwagon early for us.Friday I'll make the flea market and resale shop circuit.  I keep a watch out for things I can upcycle/repurpose.  Sometimes dd is with me and can find something that I miss.  I don't have exact specifications.  It depends on the condition, shape, price.  The price has to be at a point that I believe I can at least triple it when it's finished.  If I am not too tired from my running around, I will try to get into the studio to start painting.I think dh and I are attending a antique car thing on Saturday, not confirmed yet.  If we don't do that I'll be working on painting some stuff for Etsy and spring shows.Sunday will be church, then I'll be in the studio, once again painting.See More
Monday
Cindy Welch commented on Tammie T Everly's blog post Seeking Advice for Establishing Myself in Florida
"I don't know about Florida (I am in Louisiana) but maybe it's a local reg, as in your city or county but not a state wide thing?  This is where it would help in talking to other artists in your town."
Monday
Cindy Welch commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle
"I wish this was close enough to visit!  I am looking for shows like this to expand to but that is a 2 day drive from coastal Louisiana!"
Monday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Thank you!"
Monday
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Well, if you could find the best show that you could physically get to, and research that one, that would be a start. You need to see what a larger show and their customers expect in terms of the artist's booths and work. You can also go to…"
Monday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Judy, I am on the gulf coast of Louisiana.  I have never seen big shows like the one described in Chicago or other like it less than a full day's drive just to get there. Thanks for the input."
Monday

Profile Information

Your Medium
Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink, Challk Paint, Metal, Resin, Wood, Glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
Since December 2012
First show ever
At a local church
What is your website?
http://www.cynthiawelchdesigns.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Getting to show/sell something I've created!
Getting to meet awesome people
Being outdoors at shows
Best show ever and why
Southdown Plantation Marketplace in Houma, LA
We have a good day in sales, it is the closest to my home (less than 5 minutes)
Worst show ever and why
In general, shows at churches .... they almost never have properly advertised for artists/crafts people nor for shoppers, leading to little to no foot traffic
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Internet search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Been married to the same awesome man since 1979!!

Cindy Welch's Blog

Bust of a Show

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 9:22pm 31 Comments

We had that show that is near my house.  It has been a bad weekend all around for the artists, the organizer, the shoppers, EVERYONE.  Oh, and the weather was a major player too.  Where do I start. 

Let's start with the weather.  It was predicted it would begin…

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Trunk Sale vs. Craft Show

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 5:19pm 17 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a trunk sale in my home.  I had mentioned it here on AFI and Connie mentioned blogging about it so here I am.  Specifically Connie had suggested blogging trunk sale vs. a craft show.  This is my first blog here so try to be forgiving if I don't pull it off well.  <smile>

I have been doing my craft, making travertine tile coasters, trivets and plaques for 3 years this month.  I actually got into this coaster business somewhat accidentally. …

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At 9:18am on June 27, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Cindy, I can't tell you how much I (and others) appreciate your upbeat and helpful comments and posts on AFI. Many thanks. I hope all your family's health problems are going away. Really soon.
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/14/2015
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Happy birthday, Cynthia. Thanks so much for being such a great team player here. Hope the next year is your best ever and dreams come true.
At 10:17am on September 3, 2014, Linda Patrick said…

Hi Cynthia!  We have been in Memphis visiting grandkids.  You can see my jewelry at Laurindalee's Paper Bead Jewelry on Etsy or Facebook - Laurindalee's  or my home page on facebook  Linda Myer Miller Patrick.   My son lives in Metairie and manages Rick's Sports Bar on Bourbon.  To find those festivals just look under a search for festivals in Alabama.  Look for Elberta Sausage Festival, Daphne Jubilee Festival, Strawberry Festival in Loxely Alabama.  It just takes some time doing the legwork.  Love your coasters!

At 6:37pm on June 14, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Cynthia.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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