Yesterday I participated in the Every Women's Art Festival at the St. Augustine Pier Pavillion. What a great day it was! Firstly I had my best sales day ever and surpassed sales from all my other shows. Secondly I met a ton of super nice ladies who seemed to adore my jewelry. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever heard so many positive comments about my designs! It was amazing and I felt so grateful to all who chose to spend their hard earned money on my jewelry. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported 2 If By Sea!
The third highlight of my day was that I got to meet a fabulous, self-taught (like me) mixed media artist by the name of Patty Ballard. Patty is the talent behind Pbs Art Studio on Etsy. She creates the most wonderful mixed media paintings. I previewed a few of Pattys' pieces via the festivals' website prior to the show, but since I did the show alone I was not able to go over to her table to see more of the goodness. Later in the day, Patty and her cousin stopped by my table and after a few minutes of conversation she asked if I would be interested in a trade. I said, "Of course I would!". As we were all packing up our wares Patty showed up at my table with a stack of her ORIGINALS for me to pick 2 (shown above) that I wanted. How cool is that? I was truly excited and honored that she would share her original art with me in exchange for a few pieces of my jewelry. Thank you so much Patty! You rock!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well? This festival will be presented again the first week of November and I am looking forward to participating in it. At least it will be cooler then! The temps yesterday were in the 90's. Thank heavens for the seabreeze or else we all would have melted to the pavement, lol.