Last weekend's Originals Only show went off pretty well in spite of having to batten down hatches to fight the wind which threatened to take off with canopies and art work a few times. The first day was also overcast and very cool but it didn't keep people away. I truly appreciate all those who took the time to stop by my tent and really look at the work with insight and kind compliments. There were only a couple of "buyers" but my cards and brochures all went by the end of the two days and I have already heard from a few people who are interested in portraits and/or classes. For artists making these contacts is the important part of such venues as outdoor shows. I have known people to contact me quite some time after an event (even years after!) to buy a piece they kept thinking about or to commission a portrait. It is tougher in this downturned economy to make the decision to put money down for something that has no real use except to enrich one's life by having it around to look at! Thanks so much to all those who do.