The Ravenswood ArtWalk turned out to be a good event for me.
On Saturday we had the coldest day of the season, which had me running home to get a heavier coat after my coffee run.
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.
The big tent from last year was nixed for smaller sections of shared (and RAW-provided tents).
We were sprinkled among the professionals who have their own pop-up tents, which was a nice layout.
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.
A kind soul from another booth loaned us in Tent B her extra tent walls which made the day more bearable.
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.
Sunday warmed up and the sun was out, which made for better attendance and a much brighter mood.
The view was brighter too.
It was the first Fall day to legitimately wear a scarf pendant.
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.
But since it was just me in my booth I had to stay put.
There just is no inner peace to walk away when you feel like a sale could happen any moment.
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.
I heard some interesting bands and wish I had a program to look some of them up.
Dogs were abundant, as were strollers and kids.
A model used the ArtWalk as a photoshoot backdrop.
Amelia Kieras makes amazing pop-up cards that are stories within themselves.
I might return next year if I re-establish some weather bravery.