Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"WOAH. COLORS."







The Scituate Art Festival was a success, thanks to the many friends, family, and strangers who stopped by the DoodlePaintings booth to chat. But the absolute best part of any art festival is interacting with children. And when I can tell that certain kids really connect with my doodles, I try to let them choose a small print for free. It makes me feel good to see kids embrace abstract art and I hope they find it inspirational. Many times they are the most eager to look at each one and say what it makes them think of or imagine.

Two clips from kids I heard this weekend:

(Young girl to her mom):
"They just stopped my eye. I was like 'WOAH. Colors.'"

(Little girl): "These are magnificent." (Her little brother, shyly): "Yeah, I like them, too...

I know my doodles aren't for everybody. But it's really rewarding when I can literally watch people stop themselves from 20 feet away, walk directly towards my booth, and generously share such nice thoughts about my work with me. Typical positive responses involved adjectives like "awesome/thoughtful/cute/wild/neat/beautiful/gorgeous/fun/cool/different".

But I have to say, my favorite comment of the weekend was "They just make you happy!"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SCITUATE ART FESTIVAL

This weekend is the awesomest fall fair of all: The Scituate Art Festival in Scituate, RI!
I was a vendor last year selling my doodlepaintings and will return again this year selling 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 14x16 prints (and will have originals onsite for those interested). I've made some simple foam display shelves to hold everything and I think it will make for a fresh, clean presentation. If you're anywhere near RI this weekend, stop by. You won't regret it! The whole main street section of Scituate is devoted to the event, with many great vendors, food, and fun.