I was very pleased to be included as a vendor at the recent juried Morristown Craftmarket in the Armory in Morristown, NJ. I met lots of interesting people, both customers and artists. I am always amazed at the artistic talent that I see at these juried fairs!
My husband grew up in Morristown, so it was fun for him to visit his old stomping grounds while I spent the day showing people my whimsical and quirky assemblage animals, dolls, Day of the Dead, Santas and Christmas baskets.
My husband and I worked a lot on improving the practicality and cohesiveness of my booth display and I was really pleased with how it turned out. His engineering background really came in handy in making me my new completely collapsible step-down platforms on which to display my sculptures, as well as in coming up with an idea for displaying my hanging pieces. Also, this was the first time that I added lights to my display. While the lights look a little like alien arms, I thought they helped a lot to brighten the displays. My banner is also new. I plan to get an area rug for the next upcoming fair (ArtProvidence Holiday Fair in Providence RI at the Providence Convention Center, December 8-9, 2018). Here are photos of my new and improved booth:
On Friday night Kevin Coughlin, a local newspaper journalist/photographer came around and took some photos of my creations and casually spoke with me. I was delighted to hear from a customer on Sunday that he had actually featured me in his plug about the Craftmarket in the online Morristown Green newspaper. The article, entitled, "Whoopie Pies, Scary Therapy Among Highlights of Morristown Craftmarket, Through Oct 21" mentions me both at the beginning and at the end of the article (I'm the "scary" therapy!). Click on the link above to read the article and see the photos he included.
Thank you so much to the many admirers of my one-of-a-kind creations! Here are photos of just some of the pieces that sold:
LuLu the Ballerina Giraffe
On my way home from Morristown to Pepperell, MA, I stopped by the gallery The Eclectic Collector in Katonah, NY and refreshed some of my pieces there. These are the pieces that are now available for purchase there:
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I am 57 years old, a wife of 26 years, a mother of a wonderful and independent 18-year-old daughter, a clinical psychologist who treats adults in private practice, and last, but definitely not least, an artist. Whew! That was a mouth full. My passion is creating one-of-a-kind whimsical sculptural animals, dolls, and cake toppers (with a little multi-media collage thrown in for good measure). I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them!