Dang… It has been a while since my last blog. I guess I have had more to do than to say. Where in tarnation does time go? I look up and Summer is over…
Now Autumn is upon us. September is Brown County Fair month. EVERYTHING in September revolves around The Little State Fair! I spend the first half of the month preparing for the last half of the month. Wrap up the gardening chores. Straighten the barn up. Get the goat hooves trimmed. Paint a few little things for eBay. I did have the foresight to spend some time during the Dog Days of August making and painting new ‘Welcome’ sidewalk signs for the buildings where I work. They were really fun to paint with a retro carnival feel.
Pre registering our Exhibitors starts in earnest after Labor Day, by phone, by mail, and at the fairgrounds. Oh, how I love when my phone finally stops ringing. That’s when I know Fair Eve is upon us!
I am indeed lucky to be a part of this fair. It is a huge event in our rural county and has been for one hundred sixty three years. I spend my time in the historic Floral Hall, and the Northeast Building. These two buildings house all the cool stuff, mostly entered by adults, though we do have classes for young people too. When I say cool stuff, I mean art, photography, quilts, knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, tatting (yes, people still tat), scrapbooking, wood carving, all kinds of crafts, floral arranging, canning, baking (yummy), wine making, farm and garden products, and the list goes on… It is a Mecca for creative people and it is simply awesome to spend a week looking at everything and talking to our exhibitors.
So, as you can tell, no time for 29 Faces, no time for Nibblefest ‘Furry Friends’, just time for the Brown County Fair. I have tried in past years to work the Fair and continue to paint, way too stressful. So, I shall return in October, brush in hand, palette full of color. Who knows what I’ll paint, but I’ll be ready to dive in none the less… 🙂