Monday, September 16, 2013

Artapalooza 2013

ARTapalooza in Cedar Falls was hot, hot, HOT this year!  Fortunately it has cooled down around here since then.  It is FINALLY starting to feel a bit like fall!  

But man, oh man was it hot.  At ARTapalooza we sold our original, handmade, one of a kind pieces.  Here are some photos of what our displays looked like:

Here are a few fun new pieces from Mama Winger:

kid-sized chair

We adopted this katydid as Green Girl's new mascot.  He entertained us (and scared a few unsuspecting customers) as he travelled all the way around our booth.

Our local DEMDACO rep, Leslie kindly brought us some Look Books to show people what else we do!
When people ask us if we have our own store in Iowa City, we always tell them about "This Thing Called Family" so it's nice to have the visuals!

We always hang up this sign too at the front of our booth:

Our katydid friend travelled over to our table and kept the birds company:

We were blessed with a visit from Emily whose story continues to blow us away.  We wrote about her wait for a heart and lung transplant and the art she bought to put in her hospital room while she waited here. And we celebrated and gave thanks to God here when she updated us that she'd gotten her transplant! Last year she stopped in at ARTapalooza again, almost a year after her transplant, to buy something for her hospital neighbor who was still waiting.  See what she bought her friend here.  Now it's been 2 years since her heart and lung transplant, and Emily stopped in just to tell us she's doing great!  Yay!  It was great to see her face!

How about you?  Did you make it to ARTapalooza?  What did you buy?!

We'd LOVE to see your new Things With Wings art in your home ---- you are always welcome to upload photos to our facebook wall!     It would make our day!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a success story from Emily, and your art works are very fun and joyful.