My daughter's Meet and Greet is the 18th, and I am hoping there will be no more running around because school starts on the 19th. My head will explode!
The first Market Evan had scheduled was at Southern Brewing and Winemaking in Seminole Heights. We had checked it out the previous month and it had a cool urban vibe. Young crowd, small market, and very, very busy. Unfortunately when we went to load up the car and head out on the day Evan was scheduled to be a vendor there, it started pouring! It's Florida, that's what happens. We decided to tough it out and set up anyhow. As soon as we arrived, it completely stopped raining. And it stayed dry every second of that market. And then it poured as soon as the market was over. Fantastic luck! It started off being a really lame market, and Evan was getting frustrated. About 2 hours of sitting there in the muggy heat, it started to pick up for him...sale after sale after sale. Ended up being his best show ever. Go figure.
Seriously HOT out. Melting in the heat. 11 year olds don't sweat as much as adults. But that's going to change in a few years.....
His new business cards, designed by him:
Some of his latest illustrations:
The second show that he had scheduled was not his best. Incredibly slow. At first he was getting depressed about the whole thing, its so personal to him. But I reminded him that we are here and we are going to have fun one way or the other. You win some and you lose some, but its about the connections you make with the other artists, and what you can learn from them. After I made numerous attempts to keep him humored, it started to work and even though the show itself wasn't a huge success, he said he really enjoyed himself and would even do this market again (what!?)
I have to say, in the past 2 years of hanging out with him at these markets and venues, we have had the pleasure of time and time again, meeting the coolest people! There is so much amazing talent in the world and creative minds always tend to be fantastic people. Evan ended up next to David Sigel, Oil Painter, Nice young dad with beautiful landscape paintings. He helped us move our tent to a different location (THANKS!) and he had lots of insight, which is always appreciated. Even though Evan does not paint, there is always a common thread with peeps in the creative field. Evan and I are both social butterflies, while my husband and daughter are more reserved.
Avery, my daughter had a sore throat that day. We know its not strep or anything, since she just had her tonsils out this past spring. But her allergies have been bugging her, so it may be the reason why. She is a tough cookie and she loves to eat. We realized just how much her throat was hurting her, because she wasn't eating. It takes a lot for this girl to turn down food. So my husband went home early with my daughter, so she could rest up. My daughter is like a goat, she will eat anything, and she will eat constantly. My son is two digits away from being a sloth. He sleeps-in super late, and besides his art, he is overall the laziest kid, and he admits how lazy he is (no shame)! Yes, I have two kids: a goat and a sloth......and I love them both!
We get to take a little break from the art markets. Evans art will be featured in FELICITOUS COFFEE HOUSE during the months of September and October, (no events to set up). He will be at Shopapalooza in November and Atomic Holiday Bazaar in Sarasota in December. He needs to take it easy since he will now be starting Middle School and he needs to focus on school for now.
Follow him on Instagram @EvanDGatscher, also a few of his prints are now available on my Etsy shop, EVAN GATSCHER STUDIOS
Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Tumblr for sneak peeks and secret sales @RandomGoodsVintage.
Did you attend any good markets (as a shopper or vendor) this week? Good ones? Bad ones?