Ravenswood ArtWalk recap

The Ravenswood ArtWalk turned out to be a good event for me.

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On Saturday we had the coldest day of the season, which had me running home to get a heavier coat after my coffee run.

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No one was ready to get their winter coats out, but even gloves were necessary. I have to say that my bangle does look good on black leather.

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The big tent from last year was nixed for smaller sections of shared (and RAW-provided tents).

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We were sprinkled among the professionals who have their own pop-up tents, which was a nice layout.

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Not many people milled about on Saturday, but those who did were actually dedicated to shopping, so most of us made some sales in spite of the chill and rain.

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A kind soul from another booth loaned us in Tent B her extra tent walls which made the day more bearable.

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I gladly took the ‘pity sales’ of customers feeling sorry for us in this weather. Since I was battling a cold I lasted til 5 and then packed up, even though we were slated to go til 7 that day.

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Sunday warmed up and the sun was out, which made for better attendance and a much brighter mood.

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The view was brighter too.

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It was the first Fall day to legitimately wear a scarf pendant.

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Beer was flowing from the beer truck, and the wafts of Pierogies and other delicious food-truck goodies made me wish I could have run down there for my lunch.

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But since it was just me in my booth I had to stay put.

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There just is no inner peace to walk away when you feel like a sale could happen any moment.

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Surprisingly people were ready for Christmas, and getting a head start on their gift shopping. My caroling ornaments (those with Holiday songs on them) flew off to new homes.

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I heard some interesting bands and wish I had a program to look some of them up.

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Dogs were abundant, as were strollers and kids.

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A model used the ArtWalk as a photoshoot backdrop.

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I loved Anidem’s copper creations.

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Amelia Kieras makes amazing pop-up cards that are stories within themselves.

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You can peruse all exhibiting artists on this link.

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I might return next year if I re-establish some weather bravery.

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