Joys of Outdoor Art Shows
The Summer Art Market was a huge success - I sold 14 paintings, but it was not without its harrowing moments!!! Saturday night it hailed 6 inches just a few blocks north of where the show was set up. Hail FLATTENS tents.
On Sunday, the skies got darker and darker. We could see rotation in the ominous purple clouds above us, then a white tornado started to form. We could see it above our heads and everybody was taking pictures of it. The sirens were wailing. It was eerily calm - like all hell was about to break lose. I wanted to run for cover, but this customer was deciding about a $600 painting. She was sending a picture of it to her husband with her phone and waiting to hear back from him. The whole scene was surreal.
She bought the painting. The storm never had an actual tornado, but strong winds tore down some trees, and, miraculously, all that happened north of where we were. All we got was another deluge of rain. I had to move all my crap (cardboard boxes, chairs, umbrellas, stuff) that is normally outside the tent to the inside, and it looked like a disaster zone. Sold 3 paintings to people who just wanted to get in out of the rain. LOL
Posted by Carol Nelson