So it has been a while since I last updated you all on my puppet adventures. My bad! I will try my best to do more frequent puppet posts. But really, I have mostly just been having too much fun with puppets to type about it!
What have I been up to you ask? One goal of mine is to spread the love of puppets as far as I can. Hopefully, through my actions I can help people see that puppets are delightful and can hold a special place in our hearts. So, one way to do this is to bring them to the market! My first show was at a Holiday craft fair at a local brewpub in late 2016. People responded so I kept at it. It took me a while to try out new places as it is a lot of work to get everything set up. Oakland First Fridays in October of 2017 was fun, but not really the right crowd. Then I found one of my favorite places to showcase my puppets: the Treasure Island Treasure Fest (formerly the Treasure Island Flea Market). They are held the last weekend of every month except December. The November weekend after Thanksgiving was a huge success! People really responded to my art! January, February, and July were also fun and many peculiar puppet pals went to new homes. I plan to do two more this year in October and November. I also did the Patchwork Show in Jack London Square that was not really big enough for the effort, but a lot of people took home finger puppets so I cannot complain. Once again, I still had fun! Makers Faire in May was a big success and it was the perfect venue for my puppets! I plan to do it again next year. My craft booth has evolved and it is a process of continually tweaking and updating it. Thankfully I can do most of it myself (with the exception of breaking my wrist in May, but I had lots of hands to help). I will definitely be vending at several holiday shows this year as well. I mostly update my facebook page, so keep and eye out there for upcoming shows.
Check out the evolution of my puppet booth since 2016!
I hope to see some of you at my next events!