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A Great Day At The Market

What The Junk Vintage Market is over - what an incredible market. I had never been able to go due to other commitments, but I sure did miss out.

Such creativity in one place - from beautiful jewelery to hand-forged iron works to vintage (read 'stuff from my childhood') *junk*, this market was full of eye candy.

And the Crowds!

From the minute it opened until closing, the farmyard was hopping!

The market is held at the historic Michaelson Homestead property in Stirling Alberta (about 15 minutes south east of Lethbridge on Hwy 4).

It was a gorgeous fall day with minimal wind (although a couple of times, some of my paintings blew over...


Thankfully, I had my trusty torch with me to smooth out any dings in the wax.

My booth was set against the old barn on the property - my faithful (and much loved) husband, Pat (from hereon known as my *trusty helper*), was an invaluable asset to my getting to and from the market and getting set up.

Because it was a vintage market, I wanted to follow through on that theme, which meant taking - and setting up - all manner of old (read - from my childhood) display stuff.

It was a lot of work but well worth it - let's just leave it at that and let me show you in photos.

It takes alot of stuff to display at an outdoor market

Pulling out in the dark at 6 am - the tarp lasted 5 km!

All set up

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people and talking to them about my artwork - and of course sending some of my paintings to new homes.

Thanks to all the junkers who came by my booth - introducing the medium of encaustic is always fun.

And the biggest THANKYOU of all goes to my *trusty helper* without whom I could not have done this market.

My next market is in two weeks in Lethbridge at the Artisan Outdoor Market - Sept 30/Oct 1 at CASA. You can also check out the event on Facebook.

Come and see me!

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