Friday, January 13, 2012

Holiday Art Fair Ended

The Holiday Art Fair ended a couple weeks ago at the Mansfield Art Center (MAC), but it appears it is not over for me.  The 'fair' was my first attempt at displaying work, but it will not be my last.  I've been invited to hang several guitars and amps for sale in the gift shop.  If the past is any indication of the future, it will be a successful venture.

I've never considered myself an artist, and it was quite a challenge to convince myself to place my creations in the Fair.  But, with the guidance, and constant encouragement, by my family and new friends Jerry and Wanda (Art Center staff), I hung a display.

I quickly sold my favorite and most expensive guitar (the 'Stratocrapper'), followed by several others, and cigar box amplifiers as well.  All told, eight guitars and six amps found new homes locally and as far away as Oregon and California.

Someone recently said that art is subjective, and that it cannot be judged good or bad, but only art, and that the creator is an artist.  I'm not sure I'm ready to consider myself an artist, but perhaps with a little more encouragement and financial return, I'll get there.  However, some folks consider my guitars to be 'art with strings'.

But, one thing I do know for sure is, 'that a turtle never takes a step until it sticks it's neck out' . . . I stuck my neck out and the journey was a lot of fun . . . so, I wonder if that makes me a turtle . . . perhaps, 'cause I'm a little slow, but with lots of endurance and determination.

At any rate, thanks MAC for inviting me back.


  1. Jess, that is SO AWESOME! Good for you. Funny thing about artists...the best ones don't dare call themselves 'artist'. Best of luck, Jess. I'm very happy for you.

  2. Thanks Shelley. You creations, determination, and enthusiasm are contagious, which inspires me. Good luck with the 'Flea'.