My husband thought I was a bit crazy flying to Michigan for one night, but I met other crazy people from Louisiana, California and Canada who did the same thing. Great minds think alike. Perhaps I did feel a little crazy when I was sitting in the dark and cold in a parking lot at 6 AM waiting for the ticket booth to open, but that quickly dissipated.
On to the photos. Note: I was like a kid at Christmas so, my photos are bit haphazard. I was giddy (and cold.)
A wonderful scarecrow greeted visitors at the entrance. Tickets went on sale at 7 AM for the Early Buy, which I recommend if you're a serious collector. Some of the booths of well-known artists sold very quickly.
In the general show area, there were 36 artists participating. Rucus Studio -they actually put the show together- has their own separate entrance. Definitely get there early if you plan to purchase something from Rucus. They had their own long line and things sold very quickly. I can't believe I didn't get any photos of Rucus's art. Like I said, I was a bit overwhelmed.
Now for a few scattered booths:
|Jerry & Darla Arnold (no website)|
|Soft in the Head|
|Acorn Cottage Collectibles|
|The Spotted Hare|
So, what did I buy? Take a peak.
|Day of the Dead Doll from Anaboo Creations|
|Seated Skeleton from Susan Bartolucci|
|Moth Pin from The Old Bats Beads|
|Cat Bucket for my taxidermy mouse by The Shadow Farm|
|Skeleton Print from Goomy Land Studios|
|Paper Mache Bat from Lori Hough|
|Lady Crow from William Bezek|
I'm proud to say that I actually stayed within my budget. It was hard though and finally I had to just force myself to leave. This really is a show you shouldn't miss. Next year's date has been tentatively set for September 24, 2016. Hope I'll see you there!