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Working on my ART while camping
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Dec 02 2008, 12:39 am - By KarenInTheWoods


I saw Kevin's post about this site mentioned over on RV.net, so I thought I would join in!   (Thanks Kevin!)

 

We are not fulltimers (yet) but I do work on my art while camping. Also our motorhome is used to haul my sales stock, canopies, tables and setup display racks when I sell at festivals or demonstrate at museums.

 

It's amazing how much stuff I can manage to load in the basment compartments, plus we have a nearby place for costume changes, bathrooom breaks and making a quick lunch of our own food!

 

While camping, I haul out a tableloom, spinning wheel or my antique sock knitting machine and folks wander on in my campsite to see what kind of contraption I am using.  It is prudent to have my business cards, brochures and a basket of ready-done items with prices marked.  Sometimes I sell items to fellow campers, but don't advertise or hang a sign of course.  Sometimes I make enough to pay for our camping fees, fuel and a bit for the pocket.

Here are a few pics so you can get an idea....


 

 

 

 

 

KarenInTheWoods
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KarenInTheWoods
Dec 28 2008, 5:12 am - Replied by: solstice


What a nice set up you have!! I took my hobbys on the road and have been doing fairly well selling jewelry and some art. It is nice to have different environmental influences and stimuli while working on art.

 

Good luck to you.

 

Sue

Dec 28 2008, 1:27 pm - Replied by: KarenInTheWoods


Ohhh yes Sue!  Sitting out under a green canopy of trees and smiling as the items are created one by one, feeling at peace.  It's sure better than staring at four blank walls! haha

We are frozen in here this morning with ice and snow and winds.  Our yearly trek in our motorhome up to my dad's cabin this weekend was cancelled.  We are so bummed.  Usually 15-20 family members gather for a holiday celebration there each year.  But all is so severly frozen and iced up from freezing rain and now snow on top of it, we opted to stay home and leave the motorhome parked safe and sound in the driveway.  Sigh.

KarenInTheWoods

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