Well, today is the first time I’ve had the truck out since returning home in the wee hours of the morning from the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Had a whole crew (mom, dad, sister Lee Ann and her partner Beth, my lady Marcela and Jen) for the 11pm breakdown on x-mas eve – finishing load-out at 1:38am Christmas day! A special thanks to Julia, Jen & Ashley who also assisted me on shifts during the 10 day show.
This was my first year and was absolutely fantastic! Not only were the staff awesome, but also great people coming through to share my work with. Customers went home with matted prints, tile coasters & cutting boards, some pendants, new ‘old truck’ tee shirts (debuting at the show) and a few large canvases! 😀
If you noticed the stage, I printed the graphics, built frames and stretched the new panels which were arranged wonderfully by the staff. The music was good and not overpowering most of the time where I was. Just a great atmosphere there in our new home at the Palmer Events Center.
Being there with good friends, especially Collin Welsch (also freshman year) and sophomore Heather Harris made it even more special. We have grown together as artists in some ways over the last few years and being part of the Armadillo is an important milestone for all of us. Also enjoyed hanging out with Christopher, David & Ray, Greg and Darrell and more…
Thanks Bruce, Annie, Anne, Elia, Mellisa and everyone for this experience – look forward to next year! 😀