Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Great Shows (all the time) Would Be Boring OR ....

A fellow artist sent these to us. They are photos of our booth at the Summit Mall in Reno. Notice two things ... those giant blue barrels (55 gallon drums) and the lack of people. The blue barrels were loaned to us by the Summit Mall. This should have been our first clue this was to be an exciting show. Those blue drums were full of water and each weighing 440 pounds. I travel to these shows with four 40 pound buckets of concrete of my own. That put the weights for our booth at 1040 pounds total for this weekend. Every pound was needed the first two days ... damn that's a windy place.

Sue and I learned many years ago that you don't do arts and crafts shows in Reno. This show was supposed to take place in Homewood at Lake Tahoe, but it had to be moved at the last minute. We should have pulled out, but we thought we would give Reno another chance. The people of Reno are not art buyers. In 7 years, this was our worst show ever ... Oh Well !

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