The Show day four

The last day, the public holiday, the day to end all days… and nobody came.

Traffic was slow. So slow that Sufia (who, on day two, couldn’t get a minute to herself ) finished at least 100 pages reading her novel. Luckily Rebecca and I had some live drawing to occupy us and also the lovely Amanda to keep us company.

Next door on our left there were Guinea pigs or Cavies. I got to hold a two week guinea pig. So much fluff.

With our live drawings done (sorry, I didn’t get photos) we were charmed by the cute little thing and had to draw him.

We made another guinea pig friend. She was doing her thing, eating…

…and busking, the usual.

After all the excitement, the sun went down and so did Rebecca’s energy levels. She was barely conscious. She took a nap while Amanda drew.

You can see on Amanda’s left the live drawings we did earlier in the day. Rebecca drew a mermaid bust and I did a tree.

Though the crowd was few and at times empty we had a good sales day. Most were actually people working at the show and were waiting for the last day to buy something from us. Apart from the prints and cards, we both sold original artwork, which was very refreshing and shocking!

Overall the four days were very taxing on us, especially Rebecca, she got a cold on the second day, the first time since moving to Townsville two or so years ago! Working 5-10pm the first day then 9am-10pm for three days straight can do that to you. Plus the weeks in preparation for the show. The past two months has been the most consistently tiring months I have ever had. Safe to say we are not doing the Show next year, it wasn’t the crowd for us. The people’s money was mostly reserved for rides and showbags.

But it was an amazing, unique experience. There was a mini Dutch pancake stall right across from us and it was constantly whispering in my ear to buy some every second, they looked so good. On the third day I ordered some and while the girl was making them for me I told her to come by when she had time and take a few prints.

A quick 2 minute sketch of her while busily making pancakes.

She told me not to worry about paying me and said “We’ll do a trade.” Awesome. I love it when my art directly translates into food.



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