Sunday, November 04, 2007

Bizarre Bazaar, not yet ready

I went to the organizational meeting for the Bizarre Bazaar this afternoon. It's the eighteenth year of this odd art fair but only my second. It's always the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Lawrence Arts Center. Last year I sold buttons with interesting slogans on them. Here are a few:
As an afterthought, I brought my recordings and ended up selling quite a few. Another afterthought was my bag of puppets. They came in handy in the quiet spots in the day. Also, I was right next to Amy Trettel's wonderful children's clothes, so the parents shopped there and the kids hung out with me and my puppets. Amy and I are sharing a booth this year, so that will happen again. Her clothes are all cotton and hand dyed in great colors--if you've got children under age 6, stop by to check them out. We'll be downstairs in the room that is to the right of the central staircase (booth D21).

But enough from our sponsors, let me get back to the point of my blog. I'm not ready for this year. I have a bunch of buttons made but would like to have some new ones. I especially like the story-related quotes or slogans, such as:
  • All my stories start with a seed of truth.
  • Stories rock!
  • That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  • It was a dark and stormy night...
I also have some that are not story-related:
  • You're not the boss of me!
  • "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken"--Oscar Wilde
  • Question reality.
  • Frequently wrong, never in doubt.
In all, I think I have about 30 sayings, but I want more. Any suggestions?


Granny Sue said...

How about:

I believe in fairy tales

Once Upon a Story...

I want to be a storyteller when I grow up

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly-GK Chesterton

No Story Left Behind

I want a storyteller for President

Family Stories make Strong Families

Granny Sue said...

Okay, one more;

Dragon my tale

Jill said...

This is too long for a button, but if it were on one, I'd wear it:
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra

PriscillaHowe said...

Thanks, Granny Sue and Jill! I'll use some of these for sure.

Tim said...

Got Stories?

(This one will work especially well if you can find the Got Milk? font)

PriscillaHowe said...

I have one of those! It's not quite the right font, but it works. One of the most popular this year was Granny Sue's "No Story Left Behind."