This year was another good year at the fair. I had some fun with my GoPro camera, filming myself painting and the crowds flowing through on my busiest day: Saturday! Check it out below or here on YouTube!
Here are a few photos!
|The Booth all set up and ready to go!|
|new cabinet for 2016!|
I found this great cabinet on Craigslist just days before the fair for $100. It is a food serving station, but worked perfect for my booth! The larger surface was great for my growing paint kit, and built in light fixture was awesome. The casters were a huge help as well. I did have to put another $60 or so into it replacing the light bulbs, ballast, and lock, but am really happy with the end result!
|My paints set up on the countertop|
Invisible glove is my friend at the fair! Fair week has always left me with hands that are stained for a week after. This stuff works great...you just have to remember to put a little more on after you wash your hands, which I do constantly with wipes! Find it in the shop, here!
I always love painting my arms up big for the fair. It was busy enough I didn't have a chance to do this every day, but here's what I did on myself this year:
My photo prop boards are always a big hit with the kids at the fair! I keep them piled on the lower "shelf" of my painting chair. You can get your own via my site here. Here are a few pics...
I love seeing all of my friends who visit me at the fair! My favorite people of all are of course my husband and boys...
|Love seeing this face peek over my shoulder during the fair!|
|cheese curd break with Toby!|
Here are a few photos of paintings from the week...
My mom is always a big help at the fair!! When I started working full time as a designer, she helped me keep my booth by working weekdays while I came at night and on weekends. When I left my corporate gig and started having babies, she helped me with some of the days so my husband didn't have to take off work. She worked Thursday until 7 pm, giving me a chance to catch up on other work and actually attend the fair with my boys! (yes, I spend my slice of time off visiting the fair, haha!) 12 hour days do a number on you after a while so it's nice to get a little break in there!
|My boys visiting Grandma in the booth!|
|paintings by Rollie Brandt|