I woke up this morning, before my alarm of course, and heard the dreaded “drip-drip-drip” outside. I got up, made my coffee, and checked the radar. Yep, radar showed rain, at home and in Marquette. And not a nice line of rain clouds that would pass through, but a big blob of wet, swirling relentlessly off of Lake Superior.
Undaunted, I put on my nice clothes, made sure I really had everything, and headed to the park. There I found my super nice show-neighbor packing his things. He made limited edition photography prints on museum quality rag board. He sold some of the larger ones for around $1250.00! He would not risk getting them wet. It would ruin a lot of work.
I stayed, cold and wet. ‘Crowds’ of about five people at a time trickled (no pun intended) through. I sold a few books and three more paintings by the end of the day, and made a few new friends!
All in all it was a successful enough show that I’ll probably do it again next year.