Back to Normal

Phew! I’m starting to feel back to normal after a couple weeks of high anxiety. I just finished fixing my inventory on the web store. I took down everything that sold over the weekend. It’s nice that all my work fits into the cupboards I store it in again. I can tell I need to start making more, which is cool with me. I always have ideas I want to get to. I need to work on more wine cups and beer mugs. There are pots ready to be barrel fired sitting on my counter, and I have corks that are waiting for more piggies. Of the 12 piggy banks I brought to sell at the show I ended up with only one that came back home with me. This little guy’s the only one I have left for sale right now.

https://kaycistanley.com/product/piggy-bank-3-2/

I’m so relieved and proud that the show went as well as it did. There was a steady stream of people there all day. I was able to snap a few pictures, but didn’t have time to really capture it all. It sounds like the rest of the artists and craftspeople that showed enjoyed themselves and sold a lot of work too. We’re definitely in talks for doing this again next year. I’m ready for a break now though, and some time back at the wheel. <3

Me selling, towards the end of the day.
Parrot Feathers 2019
Parrot Feathers 2019
Parrot Feathers 2019

Parrot Feathers Art and Craft Show Tomorrow!

Well, after many months of work and preparation Cheeseburger in Caseville is here and tomorrow is our Parrot Feathers Art and Craft show. Not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous. Anxiety is very normal for me, but this last week or so it has up there. I’m ready to go though, a little more packing this morning and we’re on our way. I went through and priced all my work with price tags made from my business cards a few days ago. I think it looks great and makes me feel kind of professional 🙂

It’s always a little fun to get all the inventory I have out and go over it again. I have some really nice stuff 😉 I was able to get a few more piggy banks made to bring up with me, that makes a dozen total. I had the extra room in my last glaze firing to refire those 3 vases in the top photo too. I’m usually not one to refire a piece, but they had such nice shapes and i just wasn’t super pleased with the glaze after the first firing. I gave it a shot and all 3 are way better the second time around. Perhaps I should give refirning a try more often.

I digress, the show is tomorrow and behind all the nerves I’m excited. There are a lot of great artists and craftspeople selling along side me whos work I’m looking forward to checking out, and probably purchasing as well. I hope we get a good turn out and it all runs smoothly. Wish us luck! Hope to see you there <3

Parrot Feathers Fine Art and Craft Show

I’m pretty excited about this new project I’ve been working on. I’ve been collaborating with fellow creatives and the Caseville Chamber of Commerce to help create a fine art and craft show that will take place during the Cheeseburger in Caseville festival this year. Parrot Feathers – Fine Art and Craft Show is now taking applications!

If you are a professional artist or craftsperson that would like to apply for a space to showcase and sell your work at the Parrot Feathers – Fine Art and Craft Show please read and fill out the application form here- https://goo.gl/forms/MC03PuNmige0wyyA3

Applications will be accepted between January 17th, 2019 and May 17th, 2019. Those picked to participate in the show will be notified at the email they provided in their application on June 1, 2019.

Event Summary: 
Parrot Feathers – Fine Art and Craft Show is an event taking place during the second weekend of the Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival. The Cheeseburger in Caseville festival is a yearly, tropical themed, festival in the small town of Caseville Michigan. The festival draws tens of thousands of people to the town every year. Caseville has gained the nick name, Key North, because of the massive popularity of this 10 day island themed festival. This quaint little beach town, in the thumb of Michigan, transforms into a palm tree, parrot and flamingo covered, sand in your toes party. There are events for the whole family and fun for the adults, many different kinds of cheeseburgers, a lot of tropical music and concerts (Jimmy Buffet songs being a favorite all around town), and this year there will be an art and craft show to add to the fun. A small group of creatives working with the Caseville Chamber of Commerce are putting together the first ever Parrot Feathers – Fine Art and Craft Show. This art and craft show will take place on the second Saturday of the festival, August 17th, starting at 10:00am and ending at 6:00pm. Fifty artists and craftspeople will be chosen to exhibit their work in a grassy open lot, located just east of the Wooded Island Sports Grill in Caseville Mi (6868 Michigan St, Caseville, MI 48725). We plan to bring a variety of professional artists and craftspeople together to show, and sell, their work to the parrot loving people of the festival. This event will be a lively celebration of art and craft in the midst of island fun.

Mission Statement:
Parrot Feathers – Fine Art and Craft Show aims to give Michigan artists and craftspeople a space to show and sell their work to the public during the Cheeseburger in Caseville festival. It is our goal to showcase quality, handmade work, as to foster a greater appreciation for art and craft.

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https://www.facebook.com/ParrotFeathersArtandCraft