Yikes, summer rolled by so fast this year! Autumn is here...I think my favorite season of the year, although Spring will get mad at me for saying that! There's something about the crispness in the air and the changing colors in the garden that always gets to me.
One of the harbingers of autumn in Frederick is the Great Frederick Co. Fair. We went this past weekend and had a great time, albeit spending almost $50 bucks for just a couple of hours! Parking - $5, admission - $10 (the boy was free), fair food (2 corndogs, 1 sausage, 2 sodas, cotton candy, ice cream) - $12, rides for the boy - $18.50, pure joy on a 7yo's face - priceless! The sights (and smells!) of walking through the livestock stalls and tractor exhibits, then the excitement of finally getting to the midway with the rides and games brought back great memories of fairs past my siblings and I piled into my Daddy's truck and we went to the West Alabama Fair...I always wanted to play all the games of chance, but my Daddy wouldn't let me...I did win a goldfish one year by tossing ping-pong balls, but unfortunately, it was dead the next day, poor fishie!
Another very cool thing about this particular Autumn is that I have gotten off my behind and signed up for several selling events in the area. In an effort to create some local exposure, I committed to attend the remaining Frederick Arts Market events. The Arts Market is held on the last Sunday of the month from May through October, culminating with a holiday-themed market on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The cost was minimal, and it is limited to 25 juried artists, so I am hopeful that this will be a good venue for my work. I am having to give up my Sunday singing gig on market days so I need to at least break even with that. Keep your fingers crossed!
Frederick Artist Market
Date - 9/28/08
Location - Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County
Contact - 301-662-4190
The Frederick Artist Market is a monthly event that features the work of up to 25 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other hand-crafted items. The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, runs from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Then, on October 4-5, I will be participating in the Medieval Festival in Mclean, VA. It is sponsored by St. John the Beloved Catholic Church and School, where I sing weekly. I will be positioned along side a religious art exhibit, so am hopeful that I will be successful with my higher end pieces and rosaries there.
Any of you in the area, please stop by at one of my venues and say hello!