I don't feel like I've done that much with the camera lately, but it has only been 10 days since my last post, and I've worked two Arts & Crafts festivals, done one photo shoot, and taken multiple pictures of flowers and other things in my garden.
So I had my first outdoor festival in Annapolis on Sept. 6. I was pleased with my booth, but not so much with the festival itself. I ended up with a total of one sale. I don't think it was a good match for my business. We did get to see a parade. And I found out that my canopy is good protection from the rain. Needless to say, I was a bit discouraged.
My second festival was the Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival. We had wonderful weather -- bright and sunny after several days of grey, dreary weather. The turnout was fair, and although I didn't sell huge amounts, I did sell enough to more than make my entrance fee. Of course, there are other costs (a new table, the canopy, etc.) Anyway, I was pleased, because I also got a lot of compliments on my work.
In addiiton to working two shows, I did a photoshoot of a musican. She had a terrible habit of anticipating the flash and I have lots of pictures with her eyes closed. But we had fun, and I am proud of a few of the photos that captured her eyes and a lovely expression.
Finally, I did do some work with some flowers both in my studio and out in the yard. When I was out in the yard, I discovered two monarch butterfly caterpillers. Apparently, they have been eating the milkweed growing in our yard. I had thought about pulling it all up, but I think we'll leave it in.