Last Saturday Mo’ Funk Designs headed to the sticks for Art on the Farm. Let’s just start by saying it was a very long day. The drive from my place was about an hour and fifteen minutes, well actually it was longer because I got terribly lost. When I say lost, I mean LOST. I made it all the way to Bounday Rd. and in this part of southern B.C. that’s usually a sign that you may be meeting a nice border patrol gentleman very soon. Luckily a nice guy, not border patrol, was walking his dog and when asked where our destination might be, was kind enough not to completely double over in laughter. We said our thanks and quickly headed on our way…. the correct way. The farm was way off the beaten track and we were immediately worried. It was a bit overcast and I thought we were in trouble. The mosquitoes only added to this fear.
I quickly set about putting together my tent and display. (I actually enjoy this part) If you have any constructive ideas let me know. I separated the colours into warm and cool. Hung my earrings and waited (for the coffee). Now, I doubted the attendance even when regular vendors told me different. I didn’t get where all the people were going to come from. Well, guess what? They showed up. It was the show’s fifth year and I guess word had spread. The overcast weather meant local campers and cottagers needed something to do. I’m not sure of the final numbers but there was a very good turn out.
You might say my day as a vendor was good and not-so-good. I sold 4 pieces, which in and of itself is not terrible, I paid for my table and gas. I was successful in that I had a lot of significant compliments. People seemed impressed with my work. Yay, but, I’m not sure why they weren’t buying. Some of the other vendors were puzzled too. My day was awesome too in that I met a lot of great vendors. I met other jewellers (Just Screwing Around), soap makers and generally great creative folk. I may even have a few invitations to other events.
It was a great adventure and we’ll see what comes next…