Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Fun Game

Hi friends!  I've been spending a lot of time over at the other blog (www.downinthedelta.blogspot.com) building that business, but I'm not completely gone from here...I miss spending time with you.  Once the market rolls around (April 1 & 2) I will be back sharing more here.  

I did want to share a fun giveaway that's going on on my Down in the Delta Facebook page. Even if you don't want the tickets, it would be fun to participate, but just know that if you do leave a comment, you will be in the drawing for a free couple of tickets to the market.  

I put up a photograph from my personal collection-it's an interesting one-you just need to see it. A "progressive story" is being written by my readers with each one leaving the next line to the story.  It's a lot of fun to see where it goes!  I will be drawing a winner from the contributors on Sunday, and at that point, I'll share the real story that goes with the picture. If this sounds like fun to you, jump on over there and play along!  This is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/downinthedeltavintageandantiquesmarket/  Once you click over to the page, look for the post with this picture:

If you are planning to be in the South Alabama area on April 1 & 2, I would love for you to visit me at the market!  More info at www.downinthedelta.net.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Are You a Dealer of Antiques or Vintage Items?

Are you a dealer...or have you always thought about becoming a dealer of vintage and antiques treasures?  Do you have a house filled with treasures that you no longer need or want?  If you answered yes to any of the above, we need to talk!

The first thing you need to know is this:  April 1 & 2.  Those of the dates of Down in the Delta--A Vintage & Antiques Market.  Set-up is Thursday, March 31.  So, before you do anything else, mark your calendar!

I can help you learn how to set up a simple business (in the state of Alabama) to get going if you've always wondered about what all is involved.  Just comment here and if I get enough comments to talk more about it, I'll do a post on setting up the business.

If you are already a vendor, I would appreciate it if you would jump over to my website and check it out.  Be sure to read the news page, the blog, and the gallery-then click on the "Applications" tab at the top to see details on becoming a vendor.  After exploring the site a little, let me know if you would like to participate.  Be aware of the fact that it is a juried show, so no flea-market style, just thrown out onto a table kind of thing will be happening at this event.  Each item will need to be placed in a styled way that's pleasing to the eye.  I can help you with this part if needed.  

We should have lots of traffic heading down I-65 because it's one of the Spring Break weekends.  It is very easy access off I-65 at exit 31, and just a tad bit over 1/2 mile once you get onto Hwy 225. That weekend, there will also be another couple of sales going on within a mile of my market, so there will be a full day of fun for shoppers.

Feel free to grab this pic, save it and share it to your social media.  I would appreciate that very much. 

And, for first looks at what Down in the Delta is sharing, you can follow on Facebook and Instagram.