The Art of Craft Fairs
Finding art for your house or a gift can be a difficult task. You don’t want to but some generic, artless painting that is sold in hundreds of stores across the country. You want some unique that speaks to you. There are definitely ways to do that in your home town or close to your home town. If you want to fill your house with lovely watercolor art, all you have to do is take some time to discover a watercolor artist in your area. You can do this in a number of ways. One way is to keep your eye out for local craft fairs and farmers markets. These are breeding grounds for small, home-run artists. Another way is to visit the closest town with art studios near you. If you can find these, you may be surprised at what you find.
Going to be craft fares can be overwhelming, but only if you let it be. You just have to get you bearings straight and you will be just fine. There is a lot of art and artists around, so it is easy to fall victim to indulge. If you are a person who tends to buy things on a whim, you may want to take only a limited amount of money with you. If not, you may find yourself spending much more money than you want to.
Also, keep in mind when going to craft fairs that it isn’t uncommon for them to not accept credit cards. You may have to pay with a cash or credit. Art can be fairly expensive at times as well, so make sure to plan accordingly. If you take only a couple twenties, you may not have enough to but a great piece of art. On the other hand, that is a great way to keep you from spending too much money.
Also, don’t let yourself be captivated only by the first two or three booths you visit. This art is how most of these artists pay their bills, so they are quick to try and get you to buy their work. However, even if it is beautiful, you cannot buy the pieces at the first booths. You may spend a lot of money, and then find something even better later on, but not be able to purchase it. The worst feeling is regretting China buying a piece for art. The great thing about craft fairs is that you can go back to a booth after looking over all of them.
Craft fairs are so fun and funky! It is a really fun way to spend a day. You get to walk around in the sun and look at masterpieces. You can find some really unique works of art to decorate your house or to give as a gift. Giving art as a gift is such a great idea too. People really appreciate it, because you had to put thought into it and into the people. If you haven’t been to a craft fair before, its time you go!
Connor R. Sullivan has been searching for watercolor art and watercolor artist prints to decorate his office.
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