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Cindy Welch
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  • Houma, LA
  • United States
  • Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink,…
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Cindy Welch's Discussions

What Are You Doing This Weekend, Sept. 22-24, 2017?

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The fall season is upon us and I am wondering what everyone is up to?I am working on stock for my first real show of the season on Oct. 7, Shadows on the Teche.  I spent some time this morning…Continue

Tags: weekend, plans, doing, you, are

What Are You Doing This Weekend, Sept. 22-24, 2017?

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The fall season is upon us and I am wondering what everyone is up to?I am working on stock for my first real show of the season on Oct. 7, Shadows on the Teche.  I spent some time this morning…Continue

Tags: weekend, plans, doing, you, are

Christmas Open House Idea

Started this discussion. Last reply by JoAnn VanDeCarr on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I participated in our local Art After Dark this past weekend.  I was hosted, along with 3 other artists, in a local organic grocery store/yoga studio.  While I was there, the owner and I were talking…Continue

Tags: house, open, christmas

What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Aug 26. 8 Replies

It's Friday, let the weekend begin!What are you doing this weekend?  Have a show?  Prepping for the fall show season by working on your art/craft?  Working on your booth set up or trailer?  Are you…Continue

Tags: weekend, plans, doing, you, are

 

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Cindy Welch replied to Greg Little's discussion Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend in Nashville
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Cindy Welch replied to Greg Little's discussion Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend in Nashville
"We have been working on outfitting it. Mostly the work has been done by dh. We are so thankful and excited to have the opportunity to have this trailer for use. Our first trip for an official craft show is for Shadows on the Teche, which is held on…"
Wednesday
Cindy Welch replied to Greg Little's discussion Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend in Nashville
"I am not but would love to hear more about it in general and specifically how it turns out for you."
Wednesday
Cindy Welch posted a discussion

Christmas Open House Idea

I participated in our local Art After Dark this past weekend.  I was hosted, along with 3 other artists, in a local organic grocery store/yoga studio.  While I was there, the owner and I were talking ... we had never met before, but she seems like a very nice person.She told me she had a couple rooms in the back that she rents for events.  She likes hosting artists ... poets, musicians, and artists like us here at AFI.  We talked about having an event close to Christmas.  I usually have an open house but don't advertise as aggressively as I could ... due to not wanting complete strangers coming into my home.I am thinking of having something at her place and inviting others to participate.  Having other will generate more interest than a single person, but also they will help defray the cost of the room rental.  The room I am looking at is very large and rents for $45/hour.  It will hold up to 6 artists comfortably.I am thinking of having it for somewhere between 4 to 6 hours.  Set up…See More
Sep 11
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Braveheart's discussion Black Swamp Arts Festival Setup Advice
"Yuck! Why do artists put up with this?"
Sep 5
Cindy Welch replied to Karen Sievertson's discussion What's still available for this year?
"Handcrafters.com?  I looked that up online and it does not seem to be a site for an event in Detroit?"
Aug 30
Cindy Welch replied to Karen Sievertson's discussion What's still available for this year?
"Karen, I wish you the best in finding some shows. I am in Louisiana so any I know about are too far for you to travel. :("
Aug 30
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Just got back from first day of Art on the Green, in Hudson, Ohio. Seems like I do lots of shows called "Art on the Green."  Small show, NE Ohio, near Akron and Cleveland.  Doing ok, won an honorable mention, and sales have been…"
Aug 26
Richard L. Sherer replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"No, Centennial, south metro Denver."
Aug 25
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"I was supposed to get creative in the studio today.  Due to a lack of sleep it was difficult to 'get in the mood.'  I have been working on my new website, loading more product pages.  At least I feel productive doing that.…"
Aug 25
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Nice. Is he getting married at Estes?"
Aug 25
Alison Thomas replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Shadyside"
Aug 25
Richard L. Sherer replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Season ramping up? I'm rebuilding inventory for last show of season at Estes Park, Labor Day weekend. We have our favorite cabin with hot tub reserved. Our oldest grandson gets married Saturday afternoon. Guess I have to get cleaned up for that…"
Aug 25
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Sounds like a fun way to spend a day or two."
Aug 25
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?
"Continuing to clean out the darkroom ... but heading to Taste of Fort Wayne tomorrow. This is local restaurants, an art fair, a farmers market and lots of stages outdoors and indoors at the Performing Arts Center. Plenty of arts for me."
Aug 25
Cindy Welch posted a discussion

What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 25-28, 2017?

It's Friday, let the weekend begin!What are you doing this weekend?  Have a show?  Prepping for the fall show season by working on your art/craft?  Working on your booth set up or trailer?  Are you taking a weekend off before the season ramps up?See More
Aug 25
Cindy Welch replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Booth Background Color is Important
"As alluded to above the main reason we went with the pipe and drape was to eliminate distractions, even from our well-intentioned neighbors.  ;) We have had positive feedback about our booth.  This past spring a lady came in and was so…"
Aug 21
Greg Little replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 18-20, 2017?
"I guess everyone doesn't have the same results from Craigslist and I have been fortunate.  We are in a rural area. You're right about specialized stuff. I have extra 40lb PVC tent weights I am trying to sell and a localized listing…"
Aug 21
Connie Mettler replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What Are You Doing This Weekend, Aug. 18-20, 2017?
"3 times I have listed something on Craigslist and gotten no attention. Maybe because I don't live in a metropolitan area, or maybe because no one needs a 16' train layout or a formerly $4000 enlarger. I'm also not crazy about having…"
Aug 21

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

Review: Vintage Market Days of Mississippi

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 10:09am 10 Comments

This past weekend my husband, our daughter and I had a booth at Vintage Market Days (VMD) in Brandon, MS, near Jackson.  This was our first ever VMD event.  I had applied to the one in southeast Louisiana but was wait listed due to my category being full.

VMD is a franchise based promoter that has been doing shows around 5 years.  They started off in middle America, Oklahoma I think.  Promoters buy a franchise or a given area to run a bi-annual show, spring and…

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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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Comment Wall (6 comments)

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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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 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 11:15pm on December 01, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/1/2014.
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
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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