Monday, September 29, 2014

Thank you, everyone!!! (the 2014 Fall Fest at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds was a smashing success)

Well. It's certainly been a long four-plus days of working the fair. My first real go at 'hanging my shingle,' getting my artwork known and out into the public, and meeting so many wonderful folks at the MacabreWebs booth over the weekend was, in my humble opinion, a phenomenal experience. Truly so! But oh my GOD. Am I pooped! Me and Mark both ran on fumes, operating on only a few hours sleep each night before having to get up before the crack of dawn every day. Plus, I think my feet have swollen to twice their size from standing up all day long - but it was well worth it. We had FUN! Can't wait to do it again next  year.

Our friend and fellow artist, Ethan Black, was also there for a while with his astounding Halloween horror creations and digital art prints for sale. It's always a pleasure to be around him. The fun factor is upped a gazillion percent whenever Ethan is around! 
Being an artist is serious work, isn't it?
Many of the hand-made things I have worked on all year long were sold, wrapped up and sent home to live with their new owners. Wow, I'll tell you, that single realization does things to me that I could never have imagined before. Yes, I guess I'm overly humble when I say that, but trust me, it's true... I'm just a goofy kid at heart, who grew up in a big city, had some rather odd ideas and tastes in things, and dreamed a grandiose dream of being a known name with the fruits of my labor. Just another anonymous face in the overwhelmingly huge crowd out there who dared to call herself an artist and, with the ever-loving goading of friends and family, decided it was the right time to spread the creations of her craft around. And to see that people actually liked it? Damn but it makes my head spin! 
Underslept + overwhelmed = a surreal state of mind
More so, I'd say that, when you have your own dear personal friends who make it a point to go out of their way and come visit your booth at a crowded fair, when they could have stayed home sleeping late?... that to me, is the meaning of true love. That comes straight from the heart and soul. I really mean it when I say, I have the BEST friends in the world, and I love them so very much. Thank you thank you thank you.

I'd be seriously remiss in not mentioning (and I could mention this a million times happily) my husband Mark. Honey, you are my best friend. You have never, ever failed me. You were my press agent, my business manager, and my #1 salesman for the entire show. I will never be able to thank you enough - so please allow me to show it to you, to prove it to you, instead. And I promise to spend the rest of my life doing just that.
It's Mark! - the MacabreWebs booth manager extraordinaire! 
Okay folks. Thanks for stopping by again! I've blathered on enough for now (I'm overly tired and in dire need of a battery recharge). Time to get back to work here at the MacabreWebs Studio in Castle GreenFuzz. I've taken my Etsy shop off of 'vacation' mode - you'll notice a lot of things are gone now, which were sold at Fall Fest.

On this lovely crisp Autumn morning, I must get busy but first, will prepare a cup of fragrant pumpkin spice tea, and then get to my studio and prepare for what comes next. 

After all, Halloween is just around the corner! 

Me and Bone Daddy are ready for Halloween!

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