Wednesday, September 30, 2009

old town farmers' market at scarecrow festival 2009

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 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!


Anonymous said...

That is so awesome! I love the setup and the mannequin is sooooooooo neat! :) Lol @ Hannah Montana--I don't even know what she looks like but I'd say that's a BIG compliment coming from a little girl! Good luck :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Yes, out of the mouths of babes, LOL! Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you also!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the little girl was comparing vocal skills. ;)

I love your presentation and the mannequin is fantastic! I really love the hair!

MAB Jewelry said...

Wow, the mannequin is a great idea. Sounds like you had a fantastic show.

Doris Sturm said...

I love your set up and the mannequin adds a unique touch! It's so YOU ;-) I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and looks like fall's finally come to town here too.

Kind Regards,

Pixie's Purpose said...

The whole set up looks just awesome LRS and as always your products top notch. Glad you had a great time. :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Thanks everybody!
haha, MP!!
I do have extra yarn that I never used for this mannequin. I think another may be in the works. ;)

Thanks Doris... this really *did* feel like "me." Maybe I'm getting the hang of this branding thing.


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