holiday art fairs

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »


The art fairs I worked during the first two weeks of December are old news by now, but I never posted the pics, so here they are, at last!


Zia and I did the Holiday Mountain Market in Nederland, then whipped up several dozen tiny animals and figurines and went to the Gilpin Winter Arts Festival.

I sold a few pieces of jewelry in Ned, but once we made the tiny animals we did better, and while others were complaining that they were doing terrible, we sold enough to pay for our booth fee and more.


Zia had her own display of foxes, horses, and mer-horses!


For the Gilpin show, we had a better sense of our set-up than we did at Ned and our table was much more full.




Zia got to hold a baby sugar glider that one of the vendors was carrying around her neck in a pouch (with the rest of the brood). Zia reeeaaally wanted one after that, haha.


I’ve been making more tiny things every day since the art fairs, both to fill orders for customers and for secret Christmas presents here at home. I feel it in my bones that clay is about to come out of my ears at any moment, but I think I’m finally finished. I have a little bit of knitting left and then all my surprises will be ready for my little fur family deep in the woods, haha.

Tomorrow we head to Winter Park for Christmas Eve, then Sunday we’re home together. We’re planning on taking a train downtown to watch a movie, and then we’ll come back home for a dinner of ham, potatoes, and apple pie. And to open homemade presents. šŸ™‚

Have a safe, warm, and happy holiday!








3 Responses to “holiday art fairs”

  1. Mimi says on :

    I so enjoyed looking at all the details of your display table! It all looks so tantalizing and sellable – nice layout. Loved Zia’s ” made by a 9 year old” sign for the beautiful work she’s created! Very amazing – so nice, all of it! Love ya, Mimi

  2. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee YES, your display looks very inviting…glad you did well!! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful day! Luv u/mom

  3. mountain girl says on :

    Mimi & Mom,
    Thanks–it was a lot of fun and now I’m happy to have a little break from both art fairs and present-making! Zia had a nice wad of cash to spend when we went to Winter Park, and she’s excited to get back to school and her “business” haha.