The annual Denton Arts & Autos Festival was this Saturday. This was my second year as a vendor. Last year I made eight direct sales at the show and several more as a direct result of it. This year I made only one sale during the show, but did receive several custom orders and multiple inquiries, so a little time will tell the actual amount of business it will have produced.
The weather could hardly have been better. No early morning rain like last year. Clear, warm and a bit of mid-day breeze to keep it from getting too hot. The crowds were constant for the entire six hours, never too congested and no dead periods. We had pleasant conversations with quite a few attendees and other vendors. Some friends dropped by our booth and chatted. And quite a few pet pooches were in the crowd - all well behaved and friendly. Except for the "ordeal" of the set-up and take-down, it was a very pleasant Saturday.
1950 Chevrolet eagle ornament is finished
To finish my entry in the July post regarding the recent acquisition of a 1950
Chevrolet hood ornament, above are photos with comments on the completed project. I am lacking 1951, '53, '57 and '58 to complete the 1950s for Chevrolet - so that is six I have done thus far.
I have 1935, '36, '37 and '39 Chevrolets, but not the '39 Deluxe ornament with the Lucite fin behind the wing. The '30s are hard to find and expensive. I also have done 1941 (with the Lucite fin), '47, '48 and '49 - so I have two to find for the '40s (there was no civilian auto production for 1943-45 due to the war).
I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.