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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Parallel Universe!

The Scoop Magazine/Hatch Market team worked hard tying up loose ends after months of planning this first time event. I imagine this would be a tough thing to do the first year.
Things were a bit hectic as we set up. I didn't get the spot I imagined, which was a 10x10 spot covered by a tent they would provide. Once we got there I realized that the space I was given was not going to work. A six foot table connected to a long line of other tables covered by a HUGE tent. Sadly, no place to hang my art.
It looked like this.
So, Joe and I found a spot under a tree and next to a stretch of fence and were given the okay to set up there. We hoped it didn't rain (no tent) which lucky for us it didn't. Staff did offer to go buy a tent, but it could be an hour or so til they did.
A few things seemed to fall through the cracks
, such as SIGNAGE! None on the surrounding streets to attract impulsive, looking for something to do, weekenders or for people intentionally looking for us. I believe that oversight kept the crowd a bit thinner than we'd expected. You live and learn.
BUT, I was very much humbled by all the creative people and true Indie stuff!
Click the pic and you might see something.
One of these days I'll remember to take great close ups for you!
The best part was meeting people like this. Jessica of ButterBeanBabies and Jodi of JodieMO
First craft show for them. What a dynamite job they did!

Here's Joe, my dear husband/pack mule, chatting with a customer.
This is not his thing but he hung in there to the end!
This is Anne Elser. Hey, did you notice! They put her in front of the Air Conditioner!
She makes THE most beautiful handmade journals, one of which I bought for Joe.
His birthday was Sunday.
These two talented ladies are best friends. Joyajewelry and Linwood Avenue. They too were rerouted, but lucked out with this great space in the garden under a vine covered arbor.
So She Sews and her very sweet significant other. I love her recycled creations. Check her out at
I met so many other great artists and crafters,
but no time to run around with the camera.
Bede Sisters Kay and Lori Shumpert make beautiful market bags and I had to have one!
E! La La! makes luscious soaps which Joe and I bought for Mother's Day gifts.
And I met Lolly of Lolly felt like it! Enjoyed talking to her lovely mom too.
It was great seeing all of you!
Great first try Melanie and Jessica! A good learning experience for all.
Love and hugs,


Anne said...

Hi, Ronnie! Your displays in the first and fourth photos look great! Glad you had fun and met lots of nice people! Hope it was profitable, too!! :-)

Sandy Mastroni said...

SO HAPPY > sounds like you had fun Ronnie
I'm going to look at the artists you mentioned
Come and visit me , tell your friends
I'm doing a give away

Dobbygirl said...

I saw you there - my Mom loved your stuff. There were some great vendors there!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very very cool. I think artists are the coolest people ever.
The photos were fun. I'm so glad it went so well!

JodieMo said...

It was great to meet you! Hopefully we will see each other again soon! BTW, the yellow bag is still available! Free shipping just for you ;)

Mercy said...

looks lilke a bunch of fun :)

Susan said...

I loved seeing art that I recognized from your blog. Everyone seems so nice. The offerings looked very original. Stuff has been so same-y, same-y at art shows lately. Great post.

Kay said...

I had a great time at the Hatch Market, too. We ended up moving from the "big tent" also and were really pleased with our spot in the garden. Thanks for posting great pictures. The people were amazing!
Kay (bedesisters)

aliceinparis said...

Hey it all looks great!!! Hope you had a good time and made some sales!!

Kristen said...

i came to the show late sunday evening, right before they ended, but was looking out for you! i didn't see ya, you must've packed up before the rain hit.

thanks for the run-down on how the show went..that's what i was sort of expecting for the first year. we'll see if i maybe do it next year. do you think you'd do that show again?

hope it went well for you, and i like your recreation of the "keep calm and carry on" poster. :)

PJ's talking... said...

the best stuff always ends up in the weirdest spots... like infront of the air conditioner... they're having growing pains... loved seeing your stuff! ~PJ

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