|"For the Birds" Cinch on Visalia buckles I submitted in the Expressing the Rural West Exhibition during the gathering|
Tuesday I taught a cinch tying workshop. It was awesome! I had 9 wonderful students, including a gentleman who is 97 years young! I really enjoy teaching my craft to interested people. Everyone tied a cinch before they left that day. I should have taken pictures, but I didn't.
Wednesday I started setting up my vendor booth. I sell cinches and my friend sells Sunbody Hats and Wild Rags. It was my easiest day last week. I should probably mention that I helped feed cows every morning (except Tuesday) before all of my "extra" activities)!
|"5 Crosses" Yakhair Cinch I entered in the Expressing the Rural West exhibit|
Friday I had the gear show, I was on a panel for people who went to college and made the decision to come home to ranching, and a reception for the Expressing the Rural West Exhibit. The panel was pretty cool actually. There were 4 of us who are all highly educated but chose to ranch instead of a high paying job. I really liked being able to share my love of ranching and explain why we do it.
The Expressing the Rural West exhibit is for artists and gear makers under the age of 40. The craftsmanship exhibited at the Gallery at the Western Folk-life Center in Elko is amazing. It blows my mind that we are all under the age of 40 also. If you have the opportunity to see the exhibit in person, do it! If not, you can check it out on Facebook. Expressing the Rural West
Saturday I got to spend the day at the gear show. I had a great time catching up with other artists, and just visiting with people. I didn't sell as many cinches as usual. So if you are in the market for a unique cinch, or want to see some pretty cinch pictures, check out my webpage! Jennifer's Custom Cinches