First of all, I had a fantastic time at the Gorham Art Fair two weeks ago. It was a wonderful day and I'm really happy I was there. The place was even more full than last year. It was a very eclectic mix of artists and craftspeople, the work on display was good, I met a lot of great people, and I received some really positive feedback from showgoers and other artists alike. I had attended the Swell Season show in Boston the night before so I was running on only three and a half hours of sleep, but that didn't seem to matter...the positive energy I had received from the concert and the people I spent the day talking with was more than enough to carry me through in fine fashion. Plus, a little caffeine can work wonders (especially when you normally drink decaf)!
Anyway, the Gorham Art Fair was the first time I have ever displayed any of my collages and people really seemed to respond to them. It's exciting because collage is a new medium for me. I've only been doing it for a few months now, and I started during Brunswick Art Collaborative meetings. Not only did I sell a little painting at the art fair, but I sold my first collage as well. I gave out my website address (http://www.brushstrokesbymaria.com/) to a lot of people that day and promised them I would be adding some images of my collages to my blog. They aren't professional quality photos, but they will suffice until I am able to get nicer ones taken. So, without further ado, here they are: