Sunday, July 18, 2010

Indie Craft Bazaar

This afternoon Casey and I ventured into downtown Ft. Lauderdale for the Indie Craft Bazaar. It was surreal going back to Cinima Paradiso, my high school used the theater for plays as, back then, we didn't have a dedicated space for performances. It's been years since I'd been there. ::shudders::

In all I am afraid for say that I found the bazaar lackluster. I guess I'd had different expectations for it. As a painter I'd been excited to meet other local artists, yet only 4 of the 30 or so vendors were 2D artists, and only 1 of those sold completely original works (note to self: write blog post about why original works are more important than prints). I was certainly not jazzed by the collection of artists there. Perhaps biased on my part, seeing the art that was chosen over my own, though as my brother overheard, others shared my sentiment. I'd arrived jubilant expecting the best of Etsy to be assembled in my back yard and did not find it.

I purchased one item at the Indie Craft Bazaar, a print from Paper Squid, as I was determined to leave with something. The artist was amiable, her work clean and palette pleasing. Still I wished for more than prints and thank you cards.

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your etsy shop (through the local search feature) and I have been checking out your blog. I was at this craft show, too, and I completely agree. I don't know what you had there to sell, but I don't think I saw you because abstract landscapes are my current favorite thing in the world, and I really like yours! Also, your everglades watercolor is gorgeous. I'm going to bookmark your etsy shop, but do you ever do any local shows? Shannon Smith