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She Sells by the Seaside

Lenox Fair Stall and Me, 2019

Not Seashells - But Illustrations and Books

This coming Saturday and Sunday I will have a tent at Castleberry's Gloucester Waterfront Festival. (The above photo is me posing so delicately at my Lenox Church on the Hill Fair from the end of July) I am wicked excited about this particular fair as it is taking place so close to the historic arts community of Gloucester. A few years ago my mother and I spent a weekend in the town and it was amazing. Historical sites for my mother, artist studios for me, wine for us both and some lovely beaches to top it off. I am hoping for a good crowd and nice weekend!

At the fair I will be selling illustrations, of course, but also cards, my ABC books, and my new memory/concentration game. I am also available for custom work, so I hope to be able to spread the word on that area as well.

Gloucester Fair 2018 - Castleberry Fair photo credit

The Castleberry Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Kids Station

Goals for this Fair

Last fair I was decently happy with the outcome. But there are few changes I hope to make. The first, I want to rearrange a few elements of my tent to account for the sun. Bright sun and plastic is not a good combo.

Secondly, I want to push myself to talk to people. I'm friendly by nature, but often wait for an easy opening. This is not my studio, it is a sales event, and I need to adjust my attitude for this.

Finally, I would like to add some more signage and prints to the display. I do not think I will get those done in time for this fair unfortunately, but there is always time to grow in the future.

Gloucester Beach - Yelp Jen N. photo credit

Join Me

If you have the time and are around, come join me! I am happy to provide directions and would love see some friendly faces. Wish me luck and I hope to see you there!

Thanks :)


About Me, Fia Sutton

Hi & welcome to my blog! I am a children's illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. I create handmade collages, 

watercolors & books that celebrate color, acceptance, & discovery. I am a creator of messy mistakes & happy surprises.

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