Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month & that means the monthly Baton Rouge Market happens in downtown Baton Rouge. I knew that it was going to be a VERY hot day (here in south Louisiana, we still consider September to be a summer month) but got myself in gear, organized everything the day before in order to minimize having to do much thinking at 6 am! I took lots of pictures, mostly of other artists who are also members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, for later posting on the LCG Facebook page - go here if you want to check out that page: www.facebook.com/LouisianaCraftsGuild. We feature an artist member of the group every morning.
It turned out to be a really nice market, in spite of the intense heat. Shoppers were out and ready to support local art and artists which is always so wonderful to experience. My top sellers at this market turned out to be my simple sterling silver bangle bracelets and sterling silver "stacking" rings. The brand new "pebble" rings were popular as well, especially paired with a couple of simple stacking rings - such a great combination! Although other items sold, these were by far the most popular items this weekend. I had to put all three of these items on my list of jewelry to make this month - in several sizes, so that I'll be ready for the next market. It's always fun to see what the popular pieces are - it can vary so much from market to market.
After unpacking & reorganizing so that I'm ready for next month, I am already looking forward to the October market! Hopefully it will be much cooler a month from now! Here's hoping......:)
Art made entirely of Mardi Gras beads - amazing! Huge murals - some as long as 8 feet in length. by an New Orleans-based artist named Stephen Wanger.
Whew - Thanksgiving is behind me; plenty of delicious food & wonderful company. Now, on to the business of getting ready for my next show, the FABULOUS Chimneyville Show in Jackson, Mississippi. If you have never visited this show, please consider it - it is an indoor event, hundreds of vendors selling the most wonderful, handmade items. I think this show is called a "craft" show but in my opinion, it is more of a "fine craft" or "fine art" show. Truly excellent artwork for sale. Well, no paintings or photography - does that mean it's not an "art" show? Not in my mind! Come see for yourself - this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, Ms. Trade Mart, downtown Jackson, MS. Tell them i sent you & come find me!
Find more info here: www.mscrafts.org
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.