The four administrators took turns staffing the booth and other sketchers came to sketch the event and send interested people to the booth. Eli sat at the booth as a monitor, keeping watch on our items as we talked to visitors.
There were a lot of people. About mid-day, the aisles were so crowded it was hard to move. We had lots of people stop at our booth and have a large collection of contact info for people interested in joining us.
I did a few sketches. Before the event opened to the public, I sketched the stage with the asian drums.
During the opening ceremony, I sat right in front of the sound guys so I could sketch them.
At the end of the day, I sketched the Shen Zen tea sales booth next to us. Their logo is a bit of collage added to the page. James told me he designed and painted the logo. Not bad for a guy with a degree in Biology and Chemistry!
I took a little time to do some tasting and actually bought one of his teas. It was very good. James hand blends the tea here in Seattle.
A few more photos are here.
It was a very long day. I was up at 5am. We met at Frances’ house at 7am to put all the booth equipment and display items in her big van. All 5 of us were able to all fit in one vehicle so we got close parking in the vendor lot. I got home about 7pm. I went to bed at 9:30pm!
One thing we learned: bring ear plugs. The sound system was at least twice as loud as it needed to be. I could feel it, which means we were all sustaining some hearing damage!