The 23rd Annual Scarecrow Festival was held in Ottawa, IL on Saturday, September 26th, and Lonesome Road Studio was takin' it to the streets at the Artist and Artisan Days during the local farmers' market! The weather was great (after a prediction of storms earlier in the week), the crowds were thronging (is that a word?) and it was generally an awesome fall day!
I introduced my newest addition to my show display, my as-of-yet-unnamed mannequin, with an illustrated face by yours truly and beautiful "Desert Flowers" handspun yarn hair by GregoryRoad. One little girl ran up, pointed and screamed "Hannah Montana!!" Not sure I see the resemblance, but oh well, LOL.
In addition to my terrific customers (and a visit from a repeat customer, my first since doing shows, yay!) I had a great time with other vendors. For the most part, this is a community of artisans who are willing to share information and support each other, and this camaraderie is a valued experience.
Although my canopy has been packed away for the season, Lonesome Road Studio will still be around in full force for the holidays. If you happen to be in the Ottawa, Illinois area on Saturday, December 13th, stop by the Holiday Bazaar and Christmas Farmers Market at Jeremiah Joe's Coffee and meet me in person! And, drop me a line at LonesomeRdStudio@aol.com if you'd like to receive a FREE zine/holiday happenings newsletter dishing the latest about Lonesome Road Studio... coming to email inboxes in late October!