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Last week update...

 Last week update.

First, got the banner finished for the Placerville Art on Parade display on Main Street in downtown Placerville. I am so excited to see all the artist's banners on the light posts displayed throughout the summer. 

Here is my banner:

A Wood Sorrel Summer by Robin Rodriguez

These banners are large and this was the biggest project I have ever done. It took up a lot of room. I used a 5'x3' folding table which I set up in my art space. I had no idea that it would take as long as it did to paint. This was definitely a humbling and learning project. Now that its done, I am excited to apply next year! I will be posting my banner when it's hung. (Both sides are painted however I forgot to photograph the back side when I completed it.)  For more info on the Placerville Art On Parade and see more banners from previous years go to https://www.placervilleartonparade.org/.

Here's a new design I am doing on sneakers for an upcoming class:


I will be at Batia Vineyards Tasting Room on Main Street in downtown Placerville June 18, 2022 from 4-8pm. For more info on the class and Batia Vineyards, go to https://www.batiavineyards.com/home.

And lastly, the Farmers Market on Saturday was fun as always. Here's a quick look at my table set up:


This week I will be working on more sneakers and totes for next Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by!
Robin




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