Saturday was the end of "Fiesta" here in Santa Barbara.
In theory, Fiesta or Old Spanish Days is a celebration
of the founding of the city. Ironically, most of the locals
leave town for it. It has kind of devolved over time to just
a generally wild party in the streets.
With everyone out of town I was not expecting a huge day
at the show. Especially because my normal location was at the
opposite end of La Cumbre Plaza under a
stage with a bunch of dancers on it.
But my first sale made the day worth it.
A little boy stopped with his mom,
of my cards seemed to really catch his eye. After talking
to them for a bit, I found out that he liked hummingbirds.
So I gave him some pictures to look at that were a little
out of his reach. I had not intended to sell him anything, I just
love to see kids' reactions to my images. But he fell in love
with this image. And, after a small
discussion with his mom, he decided to buy it with his allowance.
So in honor of my favorite customer of the week I thought
I would find another picture of Mrs. "A" in case he stops
by the site.