Alameda Makers Fair

The Alameda Maker's Fair was so fun! There was so much to see and learn about, and the Mayor of Alameda bought one of my paintings! Scroll through and see what a fun day we had :)

My booth had not only a ton of my original work, it also had a lot of info about creative expression and people with disabilities, I may do another blog post in the future to highlight the information i had on display.

I also did my first live demo! I wanted people to see how i create my pieces, and i had a very curious audience.

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 Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

 I did two demos and ended the day with a completed piece 

I did two demos and ended the day with a completed piece 

 Here I am at the beginning of my first demo 

Here I am at the beginning of my first demo 

Getting down to business :)

 My finished piece!

My finished piece!

Here are a few things we saw walking around the fair

Lots of booths were interactive, you could get hands on and make things- like this little project that teaches you about the way the human hand works. So interesting!

This artist was at work painting the side of a huge shipping container. His name is NIgel Sussman and you can find more of his work here: http://nigelsussman.com/

 Here is his final piece, I wasn't the only artist hard at work that day!

Here is his final piece, I wasn't the only artist hard at work that day!

It’s so cool to see different ways that art and science intersect

I made some new friends, here are some satisfied customers with their new purchases:

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 Did you know that my husband just published a book of poetry? It's called "A Wandering Inwards" and you can buy it on Amazon here:   https://www.amazon.com/Wandering-Inwards-book-Poetry-Self-Reflection/dp/171944904X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530129967&sr=8-1&keywords=steven+j+howell

Did you know that my husband just published a book of poetry? It's called "A Wandering Inwards" and you can buy it on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/Wandering-Inwards-book-Poetry-Self-Reflection/dp/171944904X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530129967&sr=8-1&keywords=steven+j+howell

The mayor bought my favorite piece! here she is with her new purchase. It's actually a very interesting story, stay tuned for that in my next post!

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Don't forget to check out my next blog post about meeting the Mayor!