Okay, so I'm a little bit late in writing this blog, but the past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of preparations for my very first show as a jewelry artist at the Addison ArtFest. (By the way, if you can, come on out to Beckert Park in Addison. 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, Texas from 12pm-5pm.) When last we met, our heroine was planning to meet with her intrepid assistant, the lovely Miss Virginia, to do somewhat of a dry run for setup. Adventures were had, things were learned, and gallons of sweat were lost, because it was 185% humidity in my backyard. We did survive tent assembly, and Miss Virginia suggested it would be far easier to label the tent walls so we could match up the zippers. We also discovered that the shelving I planned to make the pedestal tables out of were, ummm, not very well made. Undeterred, we pressed onward until tragedy struck, and the vintage shutters I had bought for display purposes blew off the table and shattered. Granted, it wasn't a total loss, but I did not have time to reglue everything, and it was evident that this was not a Good Idea. We adjourned due to exhaustion and excessive mugginess, and I withdrew to ponder a solution to the gale force winds.
Some internet searching and a trip to Bed, Bath, & Beyond later, and I came up with a solution: stone trivets. Pictured below, along with the shattered shutter, are some glimpses of what I came up with. As for the rest, well, you'll just have to come out to Addison and see! Don't forget your sunscreen!