I'll be vending all weekend. Today was the first of 3 days at the Salem Arts Festival. Its pretty incredible. Really beautiful annual show that seems to be entirely loved and treasured by the entire surrounding community. Its huge. And they are really nice to the vendors, I mean the artists get treated well. They have an endless supply of little bags of Kettle Chips at the artist hospitality booth, as well as iced tea and lemonade, water and coffee... fresh fruit and yogurt and cookies. Seriously. Tomorrow I hear there are made-to-order omelets in the morning for the artists *complimentary* Why don't all shows treat their artists this well and make their artists big money like this one? Hm... they are doing something right!
Picture above is an old shot of me at a summer fair. I am guessing it is the Ohio State Fair, circa 1982 maybe? The Pellegrini family went every year when I was a little girl. I loved it. And this is pretty much what I look like now when I'm vending my artwork - right :) Just older and less cute.