|My wonderful husband, and "booth babe", Carlos making a funny face. We never take serious pictures. this is also the best pic we could get of the full spread. You can JUST BARELY see the banner. It is beautiful, btw.|
Take a gander at these horrible cell phone pics:
|Next to the jewelry display and at the very end of the table was the Bats Day™ Exclusive display and the brand new Mini Buttons! The Mini Buttons were a hit, of course. Especially the Kissing Bats and the Angler Fish.|
|After two hours I started getting an anxiety attack (first hour was tame, second hour things picked up) so my awesome friend and assistant for the day, Tashi, went and got me a Midori Sour. . . Yes, even the drinks I drink are lime green.|
|Once I was relaxed (I'm a light weight, it only took half that midori sour) I went and visited other booths. I picked up this ADORABLE Bats Day Exclusive ZOMs Zombie from Rick over at ZOMs.com.|
|Here's Tashi doing what she does best, modeling my wears and drawing. She bought one of my very rare Spider Web aprons back a couple of years ago and was super stoked to have a place to finally wear it.|
Everyone of the people who stopped by my booth was a pleasure to meet and the flow of traffic was so steady that every time I ducked under the table to organize the mess down there someone new showed up and Carlos had to smack me in the back of the head so I'd come up from under the table.
Some of the more rewarding experiences: A gentleman came by early on in the day and bought one of my monster kid prints and wound up coming back 6 hours later to buy another because he said he couldn't get it out of his head and that he needed it. He also proceeded to tell me that whatever I was doing keep going it because he thought my paintings were great. Then, I also got to meet in person a friend of a mutual friend and his significant other/friend who actually recognized my husband (because I'm elusive and don't post too many real photos of myself). They bought some hair clips and once they got home realized that they had also purchased a print of my Gallery999 Star Wars piece. Another awesome experience was (as I stated in one of the photo captions) when someone asked how big the original of "He's So Dreamy!" was and they were standing right in front of it. They totally thought the painting was a framed print and lost it when they realized it wasn't. I guess they assumed with the amount of detail I packed in there the painting must have been 4 times the size it was. And finally, I got cornered by a drunk lady after the whole thing wrapped up for the night. She was very friendly and her friend had come and bought one of the "He's So Dreamy!" prints earlier in the day. I think she would have loved for us to stay and chat longer than we did, but we hadn't eaten in over 12 hours and were starving to death. I could go on, but I don't want to bore you. . . but there is one last one.
Lastly, and deserving of it's own paragraph, I was happy to find out that my "Haunted Mansion Meets Star Wars" Tribute show piece sold. I was lucky enough to go walk thru the gallery a couple of times when I'd take a bathroom break and I was so happy to see people's reaction to it. More than once I saw women pulling their significant other's over to it impatiently to show it to them. Overall I think most of them found it pretty funny. It was so well received that Noah K. told me before set up that morning that people at the COSTUME PARTY the night before were already buying prints of it and trying to figure out where to stash it safely in their costumes.
|As we entered the park for our last time in God knows how long.|
We did have a lot of fun. Not as many people looked at us strangely this year, but I think that's because more and more people are starting to become aware of Bats Day. That, and I'm what I call a "Lazy Bat". . . monster t-shirts, zombie hoodie and black chucks paired with comfortable, baggy jeans and occasionally died hair. Besides, who would notice my dark side when wearing a hat like this?
|Would you take me seriously in a hat like this? No I didn't think so.|
***ONE MORE THING***
A wonderful crafting blog blogged about me and showed my business card. A Little Known Craft has a fun blog worth checking out if you're a crafter.