fringing! (first weekend)


well, there was a huge storm friday night and everyone ran for cover. i’d only been at my table for an hour. saturday was sunny but too windy, so i stayed home and slept all day. so the fringe festival only started for me on sunday. today was a holiday, and it was gorgeous — lots of people out having a great time.

i set up my table at noon and stayed until 9:30pm. i met all kinds of interesting people. some of them were from out of town: regina, winnipeg, and even ibaraki, japan. some of them remembered me from the fringe festival last year, or from one of my local shows. it was nice to see some familiar faces.

i probably talked to at least a hundred people today. i was happy that a lot of people liked my stuff. i like watching people laughing, and people laughed a lot when they read my spencer book. it was fun to find out what they thought about my drawings. i got a lot of positive comments, and quite a few people saying “ew” or “yuck!”. both are great feelings to express. :D

here are my favorite things people said to me at the fringe festival this weekend:

10: you’re so japanese. (am i?)
9: those are awesome! (everyone in saskatoon says “awesome”)
8: ouch!
7: there are many strange people, but you’re good at expressing yourself.
6: wow! these are super cool!! where is my wife? (his wife ditched him — she didn’t like my drawings)
5: do you know dali?
4: do you have nightmares?
3: that’s disgusting! (she whispered it under her breath as she walked by)
2: craziest stuff i’ve ever seen
1: do you take any medication?

i’m selling postcards and 8.5 x 11 prints of my color pencil drawings. they’re both printed on white cardstock, so they’re not too expensive to make. i’m selling postcards for $2 each, or a selection of any six for $10. single prints are also $10. the images are the same, only bigger on the prints, and the postcards have my name and the title printed on them. for this kind of street festival, i think it’s the right thing. sales were okay, but i’m just happy to think that my postcards will be put up on someone’s fridge or mailed all over the world.

here are some of my postcards (click to enlarge — slideshow):

Author: yuka

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11 thoughts on “fringing! (first weekend)”

  1. i thought your art was amazing you probably don’t remember me but i saw you at the fringe lots and saw your art at the off broadway theater i love your spencer book and was wondering could i link my site to yours?i always loved doodleing and making things and dream of doing things like the spencer book so if you ever read this please try to get back to me!Disco inferno-iva

  2. it was nice to see ya at the fringe.
    sure thing :) linking is all welcome :D
    you can write the URI of your web when you leave your comment if you like :)

  3. luke-kun:
    nice to meet you at fringe :) + thanks for your comment! good luck with your study :)

    thanks for your comment and visiting my blog from hong kong!

  4. i had a pretty busy fringe week. postcards were especially popular. some were sold out but i’ll make more. they’ll be available in my shop (when it opens).

    thanks everyone for stopping by at fringe. i really had a great time :)

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