Another Dakota County Fair has sadly come to a close! I had a great time painting again this year.
It’s definitely harder for me now that I have 2 kids, plus one who is still nursing, to be gone so much. But, I am very thankful to have had my mom painting with me again this year, so I could spend a few half-days and a full week day with my boys, knowing the booth was in EXCELLENT hands!
This year was our 2nd least profitable year…I think it was a combination of the extremely hot weather and the not-so-hot economy. Regardless, I always am glad I did it in the end. While it makes me feel a little old, it’s fun to paint kids in 4th or 5th grade who have been painted every year since they were old enough to sit still! It’s also a lot of fun to see faces from my past. Every year is like a class/family reunion, spending a week in the county where I grew up.
For my last day at the fair, I decorated my arm with this eagle…a new design this year. I added in the flag ribbon thingy. 😉
In addition to my fabulous artist mom, I couldn’t do this without my super supportive husband. He really IS supportive, literally, as you can see here…supporting our 7 month old and my boards, tearing down the booth Sunday night!
He takes time off from his very demanding job as a director to be with our boys when I’m at the fair. He even drove us from Ohio back to Minnesota for the fair every year for the 4 years we lived out there. He does everything he can to support my business ventures, and I am so grateful!
I’ll close off my last county fair post for the year with a few shots that I took around the fair!