Here is report from Sunnyshore Studio for the Studio Tour over Mother’s Day Weekend (Friday-Sunday). It was a great weekend, and we have the Encore Weekend next Saturday and Sunday to look forward to.
We had 208 visitors on Friday, 318 on Saturday and 323 on Sunday. Last year we had as many guests on the Encore Weekend as on Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day Weekend so we expect to shatter our total of over 900 guests last year.
Sales were best on Friday, and steady on Saturday and Sunday. We grossed over $9,258.
Book sales have been brisk. We sold 33 of F.Y. Cory’s Fairy Alphabet, 56 Beaches of Camano coffee table books, 14 of the I Remember Fishing with Dad children’s picture books, and even three pre-sales of the biography Jack Dorsey: Sketch of an Artist.
Jack Dorsey has the highest sale, with his beautiful watercolor, Palouse Warmth, selling for $1,600.
Jed Dorsey has sold four original paintings.
I (Jason) sold the cover for his Fishing with Dad book titled “Fishing Hole” for $800, as well as some unframed originals and quite a few posters of map showing the Beaches of Camano.
Ann Cory leads the way in number of sales with over 148 sales. She’s sold a number of her originals and prints and a whole lot of F.Y. Cory Fairy prints.
And the next generation has even gotten into the act. Julian Dorsey has sold 3 sets of cards, Rachelle Nelson one card, and Parker, Jenny’s cousin Sharilyn son has sold 4 pens (he’s raising money for a missions trip he’s going on). Jackie has sold one painting.
We love seeing old friends and make new friends.
Mom’s friends from Stanwood High School’s class of 1964 stopped by to support and encourage her.
Classmates of mine, Heidi Berg Hansen and Brad Hansen visited. It was fun to catch up with Brad on his own writing projects.
William Thomas Jones was there on Sunday to visit with guests. It has been such a joy and honor to show his work.
There were lots of others, but I was to busy sharing Sunnyshore Studio’s 2017-2018 Artistic Season and inviting folks to come back for our many upcoming parties to take pictures of them all.
The grounds looked beautiful.
Parking worked well. At times the back parking lot was full!
The only hiccup was a rain shower on Sunday afternoon. The gutter was stopped up and overflowing at the entrance to the Studio so I had to run up to Dad and Mom’s place, fetch a ladder, and clean out the gutters, getting soaked and cutting my hand up in the process.
In sum, it was a great weekend. It’s fun to be able to share and showcase our family’s art, and even better to do it with the family you love.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!