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Cindy Welch
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  • Houma, LA
  • United States
  • Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink,…
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Tornados in New Orleans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch on Thursday. 4 Replies

I just want remind everyone to remember the fine citizens of New Orleans who faced down several tornados yesterday.  There were some tornados in outlying areas too.  But in New Orleans alone, there…Continue

Tags: weather, storm, tornado, orleans, new

What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jan 20. 9 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 Jan 19. 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

 

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Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Tornados in New Orleans
"Don't know where I've been, Cindy, but didn't even know about these tornadoes ... sorry. How are things now? after last year's floods ... tornadoes. I invite you to move to Michigan ;)"
Thursday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Tornados in New Orleans
"Yes, we are okay.  We are about an hour out of New Orleans.  No damage to speak of in our town, Houma, that I know of.  We did have pretty gusty winds that would kind of make you feel "hurried along" when walking…"
Feb 8
Kendra Bennett replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Tornados in New Orleans
"Keeping them in my thoughts and Prayers. Cindy is everybody in your family ok? any damage?"
Feb 8
Cindy Welch posted a discussion

Tornados in New Orleans

I just want remind everyone to remember the fine citizens of New Orleans who faced down several tornados yesterday.  There were some tornados in outlying areas too.  But in New Orleans alone, there were several.  Please remember the homeowners, business owners, and others who are waking up to obliterated property.  Power is still out in the area most affected.  There was a tornado warning but for most they did not have time nor a place to shelter.  Basements are not a thing you find in south Louisiana.  The water table is too high and/or the soil composition is not right for such thing.  So even those who were at home could not run to a basement or below grade storm shelter.See More
Feb 8
Cindy Welch commented on Lynn McAleer's blog post Juries, coffee, chaos and general ranting
"Lynn, I love your rant!  LOL"
Feb 8
Cindy Welch commented on Loc Tran's blog post People really do NEED art.
"I am so happy to have stopped and read the stories here. I believe no matter what we sell ... postage stamps, to high dollar art, to whittled whistles, it's about relationships.  That is what people--including our customers--are looking…"
Feb 7
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Thanks"
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Thanks"
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"I am wondering what is meant by  .... "We will enforce the rule of no note cards, multiple prints etc.""
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to Mark Cline's discussion Van or trailer?
"We used dh's F-150 with a camper shell on it till about last April.  It had an engine issue that suddenly began worsening and the mechanic said get rid of it yesterday. So we ended up trading it for a 2011 Suburban.  We remove the…"
Feb 1
Cindy Welch replied to Michael Dennis's discussion Newby Question
"Michael, I started out doing tumbled travertine coasters, plaques and trivets.  Then over time I started adding other items such a upcycled painted & distressed thrift store finds.  I do mostly things like vases, bottles, bowls,…"
Feb 1
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Thanks so much, your report was so helpful to so many last time. I'm sure it will be helpful."
Jan 20
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Looking forward to it!"
Jan 20
Robert Wallis replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Going to the St. Louis Art Fair mock jury. Last time there was four years ago, and I have some new work to get some feedback on. I'll take notes and do a report on the mock jury again."
Jan 20
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."
Jan 20
R. Seidel replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"Yay, Connie!"
Jan 19
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…"
Jan 19
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…"
Jan 19
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. "
Jan 19
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. "
Jan 19

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.
At 9:48pm on December 15, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/14/2015
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/1/2014.
At 5:51pm on November 20, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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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.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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