Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
It's all sooooo entertaining! And gratifying in a "we're all in this together" sort of way.
Overheard: "They don't have houses, they just travel from one of these to the next one -- like gypsies."
You remind me… This is a true story. I was set up in a pretty park. A middle aged woman walked through, her elderly mother in tow. The younger woman was there for the art fair, and knew what it was. They stopped in front of my booth. The older woman glared at all the tents set up in the park with a fierce baleful eye. She muttered, “Damn gypsies! Why don’t the police make them move on? It’s a crying shame: them panhandling in our beautiful park.” The younger painstakingly explained, “No, Mother, these are not gypsies, they are artists. They are here for the weekend, selling their artwork. See, isn’t this lovely?” Older woman: “They have tents. They are gypsies.” Younger woman: “No, Mother, the tents are to protect their artwork from the sun and the rain.” Older woman: “Damn gypsies! Can’t take a walk in the park, without them cluttering up the place. Deadbeat gypsies! Where are the police?” The younger woman, embarrassed, explained that her mother grew up in a country with lots of gypsies, and they were a sore point with her. They then left my booth, and I heard the older woman all the way out of the park, saying, “Damn gypsies!”
I would have literally been rolling on the ground laughing!
"Overheard: "They don't have houses, they just travel from one of these to the next one -- like gypsies.""
I've often said that about myself. Didn't realized that people actually believed me! ;)
I'm pretty tired of the question (mostly from younger people in the crowds), why is this so expensive? Is it real silver?