Today was the 43rd Annual Hutchinson Outdoor Art Fair. It’s done by the art association and it was a blast today. Jocelyn had a booth and did very well. By the time I got there a little before noon, she’d already sold about half the stuff she had. She also won an award.
Mia came out from Joplin and sold her jewelry. She and a friend were planning to do it, but the friend hurt her back so Mia came on her own. Her friend won a purchase award for a bracelet and Mia had a really good sales day. So, it was a successful day all around. There were three other people there I knew who had booths, too, so it was fun to visit.
This event may take the record for me running into as many people as I have in awhile, including a sheriff’s officer that I’ve known for many years, but just don’t see very often. He’s a nice guy – he used to work in the media which is how I met him. But it was good to see him again and visit. He was tickled to see Mark, who’s down from KC for the fair. They worked together at the paper. Greg and Mark were the official helpers today. Of course, Greg had Ace Jackalope with him in this American Gothic pose.
I lost track of who all I ran in to, but it was fun. I missed Diana and her daughter Sarah – they had been there before I got there. But I did see Eileen, Joan, Trish, Andrea, Mark, Debbie, Virginia, Jack, Linda, Lisa, Cleta, Doris, Becky, Matt and Michelle.
Jocelyn also introduced me to another artist that I liked immediately, Katie Flindall. She has a website http://www.moonhouseart.com. You can see her art there. I bought some notecards that have a teapot on them. I love her stuff – very whimsical and fun.
It was a good day. Mark and I did take time to go to Roys, and we brought it back for Greg, Mia and Jocelyn. Tonight the four of us went to Skaets. It was a nice evening. Now, Terry is over and the five of us are just chatting. I’m going to have to pack it in soon… I’m tired.