Yesterday I was a vendor at the Waltham, Massachusetts "Watch City Festival," an outdoors steampunk fair that included craft and vintage vendors, entertainers, musicians, and a costume parade! I met a lot of very enthusiastic people, despite the chilly overcast and at times drizzly weather. I dressed up in steampunk-themed garb and very proudly wore my great great grandfather's original Waltham, MA gold pocket watch from the 1890s. Here are some photos from the festival. Enjoy!
Here I am with my booth:
Here are photos of my great, great grandfather's "American Waltham Watch Company" 1890s pocket watch and an antique lithograph of the factory from which it came:
Here are some of the entertainers and other vendors:
And here are photos of the enthusiastic attendees:
If you did not happen to see my previous blog about the festival BEFORE my participation, which defines the steampunk genre and tells about why Waltham, MA is called "The Watch City," here is the link to it:
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!