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September 06, 2006

What a lil prayer and faith the strength of a mustard seed can do!

Ok so I did it I pulled off my 1st show this year with flying colors !!!!!!

The Vallejo Jazz Festival was a success of sorts…it was my 1st outdoor show in over a year and my display turned out great!

Oh and let’s just say it cost me way less than the $3,000 dollars that I was being quoted for outdoor booth space. I went to Dick Blick’s Art store and brought the 2 very portable fold out display walls and I purchased an EZ Up tent from Big 5. Pulled out my existing tables and table clothes and viola! There below you see it.

The Jazz musicians really put on a show…for those of you who were able to make it I hope you enjoyed the music as much as I did. My sister Jacqui and KT came out to help and it seemed to me that both of them were getting their boogie on too.

Now I must admit it was a lil slow out there in Vallejo but I met the best folks and got a lead on another show which I hope to see you at in September!! So yes keep your eyes posted for that yellow orange e-mail with the dark green lettering telling you about my next show…

I’m not participating in this show but ….please go out and support all the other Bay Area Black Artists who will be selling their wares at Art & Soul this Labor day weekend oh and where else can you see Angie Stone, Wayman Tisdale and Walter Hawkins for only $5!!!

The clock is ticking

Ok so it’s crunch time!! When we last spoke my son had just turned 19 and I had just a month to get ready for the Vallejo Art, Wine & Jazz festival (which is partly the reason why I haven‘t posted to my blog).

Well today is August 20th and I can honestly say that most of my tasks have been completed (smile)

I was able to purchase a pop up tent for shade, got my display walls, re-designed how my both will be set up . Got most of my new products together and packaged nicely….sounds like everything has been going great right?! Wrong! I would not be me with out having some sort of life drama…..so here’s the g-rated not depressing version and when you finish reading this entry you will see why I try to make my works honor the Lord….that’s right I’m trying hard to gain good favor with the Lord.

My printer has decided that it will print any and everything that it can in color except my images….. So with 3 days left to actually prepare for the re-launching of my art business I have not been able to print out copies of my images to add to the bible covers that I will be offering for purchase AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the frustration....oh well guess I'll just pray and see what happens.

Be blessed & enjoy life!

Karen