FIB- what does that even mean?

Art became an obsession at a young age.  There was nothing I wanted more in my life than art.  I carried a sketchbook with me everywhere. School, church, home.  It never left my side. I was always drawing. * Being an artist served two purposes: It gave me a safe place to work out my thoughts (I hid behind it- and behind my sketchbook)  It drew people to me Somewhere to hide that also attracted people... Seems ironic, surely.  But making friends was (and still is) hard for me.  Back then, I didn't think much of myself or my personality (luckily this has changed a bit). Yet with art, I could at the very least say I was an artist, and be interesting because of it.  If someone was interested in my work, I figured they'd be someone I could get along with because we shared similar interests.  It was a decent way to make friends.  Pretty smart for a nine-year-old.  * The reason I bring this up, is because I think there's something about ourselves that we all like.  Whether it be

Music On The Square

Vendor events are quite scary to be a part of.  At least at first. Music On The Square in New Philadelphia was my third vendor event in the last two years, and I had a great time.  But the initial fear was still there.  Until I met my vendor neighbor. His name was Joey.  He was friendly and I enjoyed talking with him, and he helped me relax.  * Setting up was a fairly easy process this time.  I was running late initially, but was lucky enough to find a parking spot close to my vendor area so unloading was easy, and Joey was nice enough to help out.  Setup was easier this time around as well. I didn't bring everything with me.  By "everything" I mean the paintings I have hung up at the Artisans on Canal shop in Bolivar, OH.  My cars a bit too small to handle a 2' x 4' painting safely. 😅 But I still had plenty to show.  The event was from 3pm-10pm, so I took an old painting I had stuffed in my closet and worked on it to help the hours pass by.        I figured 7 h

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