Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Anamorphic Art

Check out this article:
Anamorphic Art with István Orosz

"Anamorphosis is an art of distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The art of Anamorphosis was invented in China and brought to Italy in the 16th century, about the time Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci were mastering 3-D and discovering slant anamorphosis."

Basically it's way weird.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Really Medium Show

Over the weekend I set up a table at the annual "Really Big Show" put on by my local chamber of commerce. They put on a few annual craft/vendor shows, and I wasn't sure if I had ever been to this one, but generally they are well attended. This one has a theme of home and garden, and with the recent popularity of my wooden spoon garden markers, I thought this might be a good opportunity. I brought along a bunch of my painted shoes as well, because I am trying to branch out into my local market. Joined kind of last minute, but what the hey:

Attendance Friday was quite slow, not picking up until after 5pm. I thought, with this being a garden show and all, my garden markers would be a big hit. They were a decent seller, but I expected more. I gave away quite a few business cards, however and I'm hoping some custom shoe orders will roll in later. Saturday saw more attendees, but I think the weekend was still a bit of a bust.

Many of the vendors I talked to seemed to feel the same. The Chamber puts on another craft show in the fall, which I remember being much bigger. I might end up there, and I'll probably try the SummerFest this year as well. I thought about traveling to other shows in the state, but I think I'll keep it local this year and test the waters a bit first.