This past weekend I participated in the 12th annual Ravenswood Art Walk art fair. The walk is a fun weekend highlighting the arts in the Ravenswood corridor area of Chicago. I had a booth selling my illustrations and paper goods in the huge artist’s tent. Me and my husband, mind_ful photography, split a booth. He takes photographs of raw nature with a focus on texture and found geometry. Check out his tumblr.
Sunday was a lovely fall day, sunny and cool. It would have been a perfect day for a nature walk. One of my most enthusiastic customers, a boy of about 9 years, returned for a second day to purchase another of my imaginary creature illustrations. Nothing makes me happier than kids loving my work. That is a mark of success for children's illustration.
Shoppers really responded to my illustrations from Lilla Rogers Studio Making art that sells course, proving that the course is aptly named!
We met a few fellow vendors with great work- Squasht, Lavender Brown and my old colleague from Lilstreet Arts Center Michelle Starbuck Designs.
I created a few new products for the art fair and will be listing them in my etsy shop soon!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth this weekend!