What an honor and a thrill it was to be asked to be a demonstration artist at the Smoky Hill River Festival! I had spoken earlier this year with Grace Peterson about my artwork being at the Festival in 2017, which would give me plenty of time to prepare. To my total surprise I received an email from Grace the day before the Festival began telling me there had been a cancellation in the demonstration area — and asking me if I could fill in! My husband and I scrambled to prepare for the event, and I must say we made a good team; we pulled off the show and had a wonderful time!
The best part is I have been invited back for River Festival 2017, and I will be prepared with more art, possibly a whole new demonstration, and a much improved booth and display area. This time I have a whole year to prepare!