Yesterday was an excersize in futility. Decent crowd. Spend the day sketching numerous items for people without a single order being taken. That doesn’t mean that there is no chance of any of th sketch ups coming through, it just didn’t happen yesterday.
From here on, large crowds are expected. Things should be good for the remainder of the week. I was stuck here in town again last night due to weather at my house. 30 mph winds, 1-3 inches of snow and a wonderful -1 (F) for temperature.
Security here does not allow vendors to go out of their areas outside show times. So accept for the ones next to you, you don’t get to see each others work or see what else is out there for most of the week. After some of the vendors complained about the restrictions, yesterday we were allowed an hour of roaming time. However for a one person booth, do I stay so that I can talk to other vendors coming around or do I wander and see if there are any ideas for new products that i can “borrow” from other vendors. As the saying goes, there is no honor among thieves. there are only maybe 6 boothes dedicated to wood products. But none of us actuall sell the same thing. Actually the best ideas I got were not at the other booths with woodworking. It was at one of the shoe shops.They had a wooden secerataries desk and wooden trunk that they used for storage (not for sale). both were great. Their “likeness” will be displayed in a couple future projects.
I have made numerous contacts with people that have trees that they want removed and will give me. This includes one gentleman that said he had quite a bit of Black Walnut, cherry, oak and ash. Then said I could cut all I want. Dangerous statement. I could go stupid and clear cut his entire place! :-)
Enough babble for now.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability