I was busy for the past four days working at the Cleveland IX Center (Dec. 11-14) trying out my new side business of doggie caricatures for the Kennel Club’s annual Crown Classic Dog Show. It was quite a fun experience. I learned a lot about dog breeds, and invested in a dog encyclopedia with great photo reference to help me learn about the different breeds and to help me with proper structure if the dog was squirming around too much.
I was invited to the Golden Retriever Club show in Greater Pittsburgh for next year — which I do believe I will accept, because I have some friends there I could stay with.
I didn’t make much profit with this gig (IX center charges a whopping fee for the booth!), but at least I broke even and got some great exposure by being at this event. It was a successful financial risk, at any rate. I hope all the people who took my card will contact me later and remember my little booth.