set up shop @ the market
park slope's 5th avenue Business Improvement District organized an art sale with over 85 artists registered to sell art including photographs, oils, ceramics, drawings, jewelry, wearable art and more.
zaidibirindilandia was one of them-and we made this event our first! I had been prepping stuff for the shop and had sales already, but the last time I sold art on the street was about 5 years ago at Martes de Galeria, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. a bit nervous, but going. I only slept 3 hours the night before-i had to stay up making business cards(which I had to do twice because at 4:00am when i was saving the file my mac decided to crash), cutting earring "hangers" covering them with paper and newspaper, finishing headbands, making price tags, notching, etc...
thank goodness Don offered to drive me- and at 11:30 I was there and set up! It was a gorgeous day at Washington Park, sunny finally( this has been a fake summer) and I was ready. Unfortunately, it was a really really slow sale. I only sold ONE headband- to a colombian grandmother/granddaughter who made my day!
sushi for lunch -been craving them for forever- and at about 3:00 my friend/illustrator Mr. Roman Sharf showed up to sell his thingies as well. I helped him set up, and went back to my station. It was a bit disappointing, but It was a one time event and not very well advertised- so I took it as training. To end the day "con broche de oro" Christian Castro and Charles(friends from FIT) stopped by and chatted/caught up/spoke about italy,puerto rico and art/ hugs and fortune tellers. The support of friends is like gasoline-it keeps you going!
6:00 came! ... Don picked me up again-home I went and slept for 12 hours-I honestly do not remember A TIME in which I went to sleep at 7:00pm! I cant think about that... I seriously CRASHED. and it was good to blackout/recover. Sunday was a good day- we drove up to Hunter Mountain to pick up Mr. ITEN.
- revisited Calder
- cleaned and
- wrote ♥ B-DAY letters, and broken ♥ B-day letters,
- watched a movie
- stayed up philosophizing w. mr. Iten
- SLEPT again
NEXT DAY I found out I was unemployed. BUT I made french toast and "posed/modeled" for DORIANO while he sketched/portrait-ed me. HE was able to capture me... and people's reaction asides from amusement- "how did you ever get her so quiet"? ... PALS: I can ponder and write. I was not quiet- its just - my loudness was being expressed with ink instead of vocal chords. I'll let you see the drawing later.
at least a peak! >.<