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An old dog learns new tricks (a photo-free post)

So I went to this seminar on Saturday about how to increase your sales at an art fair. I knew I didn’t know everything, but I didn’t know there were some rather obvious things I should have known. Don’t want … Continue reading

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For the first time ever I experimented with painting while tending my booth. I have always done the ink drawings but thought painting would be too messy and space-consuming. I discovered, however, that I can take my tiny (about the … Continue reading

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Perfect day for a horseshow at Harvard Milk Days

Perfect, that is, except for the sudden gusts of wind that threatened to blow everything away. Otherwise, sunny and pleasant. I thought I’d just make this post mostly a picture show, short and sweet. This was my third year at … Continue reading

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Busy day at the West Michigan Winter Horse Fest

A long day. Up at 4AM for the 1-3/4 hour drive to Grand Rapids. Still dark when I got there, sat in the truck and ate my room-temp oatmeal which had been hot when I left the house with it. … Continue reading

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OK, I stood up for 2 days, and now I’m tired!

Just back from another marketing adventure, this time the Great Lakes Equine Expo in Valparaiso, Indiana. I thought standing up for four hours at the Kalamazoo tack sale was pretty much a breeze–but two long days at the Expo showed … Continue reading

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Busy day in Kalamazoo

Just got back from the Kalamazoo County 4-H tack sale, an annual event attended by I don’t know how many people, but it seemed like a thousand. I had a really good afternoon/evening in my booth, with lots of people … Continue reading

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Not quite ready for prime time

Longmeadow has another layer but it’s not quite there yet. Will delay posting until it’s done…probably around the middle of the coming week. Meanwhile, I’ve been cutting mats for my new ink drawings, and still have to make cute (!) … Continue reading

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Just call me persistent

I was all set to start typing and for some reason found that there was a cat licking my arm. Said cat is now carefully watching every keyboard movement. Maybe spell-checking? The weekend’s marketing activities were long but encouraging. The … Continue reading

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Surprise phone call

My phone rang yesterday while I was watching a friend take a riding lesson. It was quite sunny, so I couldn’t see the display and therefore couldn’t decide whether it was someone I knew or not (how shameful to admit … Continue reading

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Harvard Milk Days Horse Show–So Much Fun!

Took my traveling horse portrait show to Harvard Milk Days today. A beautiful day for a horse show, or just being outdoors in general. Set up the tent in record time, then sat back to enjoy. Here’s the vendor row, … Continue reading

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