February 15, 2006
My Boards - 1978
What a motly display! But hey! There's a ribbon hanging next to a serigraph... ummm... seems they are all serigraphs. Note the twine tie downs... must not have been much of a wind threat, but a plastic flap on the back indicates rain was a possibility. I'm guessing this was Seventeen Springs, (rural Alabama north of Montgomery) an annual spring arts and crafts show, well attended and decent sales. I think I spent as much as I made at this particular event. Oak woven baskets... pottery pieces I still use on a daily basis. My prints were easy sales as they were a fraction of the cost of a "real" painting, and easy for me to just frame up another print if one sold. My editions were small, however, usually in the 15-20 range, never more than 25, so it was almost like getting an original. These were my first boards, pegboard and heavy... J later made another set for me that were burlap lined. I wore out both sets and was enviously eyeing the professional aluminum racks and folding tents when I tired of the road show and moved on.