Sunday, June 3, 2012

What Keeps Me Running in May....

 I have been very busy in the month of May.I was back to Arkansas  for War Eagle Craft Fair and to teach two sweet ladies how to rug hook.We had a great day of hooking.Above you see Brenda trying out my frame is she learns to hook.
 Barbara tries out a lap hoop as she learns to hook.Thanks ladies for a fun day and a great lunch. Call me when you get your hooking done and I will help you get the edge done.
 May brings the Spring War Eagle Craft Fair. It was a beautiful weekend weather wise.
 But, as you can see there were not a lot of people.It is so sad when all this artist and crafters spend so much time and money to come to a show and people do not come out to see it. A few years age the people that run the War Eagle Farm Show chose not  to do the Spring show anymore.But they got on TV and told everyone that there would be "NO" Spring War Eagle, not that just  their part of the show was not going to be there.They are only 1/3 of the whole event that goes on beside the War Eagle River that weekend.The other 2/3's of the event was still going. But they killed it for all of us. Then the next year we had to pack-up and leave fast on Saturday morning when the river started to flood. Last year we could not even have the show because of all the rain and flooding.So this year there was not many people at all.Then many of the people that did come walked down the middle of the rows and did not even go in the booths. I know that the things I make do not fit everyone's style, but if you do not walk in a booth and at lest look a little how do you know there is not something that you might love.
 Sorry if I sound like I am pouting, but I would really like to keep making art for a living and it is hard to do if there are no one to buy your work. Ok, I am done with that.
 My daughter Amber Herrera (Framed by Amber) had a display of her work sit-up to show people. I am so proud of her and all the beauty she is making.You really need to have your picture taken by her.I need to do a post just to show you some of her new work.
 Of course I had all my work there too.

 I have been hooking a lot. I finished the hooking on my Wendy Miller rug and I love how it looks.
 I also did these two little mats that I will sell at one of my shows. People keeps asking why I don't have rugs for sell so I am trying to get some done.

 Adam and I also when back to the tractor show with Frank and Ella. Here is Ella and I, we were quit the pair, we were both hacking our head off with bad colds.

 They had some fun things to see and ride.

I also made a trip to Rolla, Mo. for my nephew's Darwin Potter's graduation. Great job Darwin, I love you and hope the best for you.

Now I am getting everything ready for the NWA Hook-in and Rug Show that will be June 9,2012. I have spent the last four days get the souvenirs made.I will be heading back to Arkansas Tuesday to get everything done for the big weekend.

Live Deeply and make some are.


WoolenSails said...

It is a shame that more people would come to the show, looks like a nice place to stroll and enjoy the crafts. I can see you still had fun and made some new friends, so that was nice.


Traci W. said...

I love how my son is always making these silly grinning faces when someone takes his picture. LOL.