I attended my local Live Show a couple of weeks ago and was tickled by the results. May Madness is one of my most favourite Live Shows, it is run by Deb Hutchinson who is a bit of an expert at holding Lives and it shows, hers are relaxed, well run, organised and very fun shows! This show had OF, CM, AA and AR/AC sections so attracts a more mature crowd (by that I mean that with no CTF section there are rarely any minors showing) which leads to a rather more... mature theme to the events! As a result, this was a day for of giggles and naughtiness which was just what the doctor ordered after such a long time since I got out to a Live!
I arrived a bit later, even though I'm only about 25 minutes from the hall, I'm discovering how much more complicated it is to get out of the house with a toddler to organise! Hubby took the little lady for the day so once I was (finally!) out of the door, it was a bit more like the old days when I was a fancy free non-parent! I got unpacked, I didn't have much to offer today, mostly seconds, having not been casting for so long and on the day of the show I didn't even have any Caprioles in hand to offer for sale, so it didn't take me long to get my table set up. I did have some copies of the minibust I did for Shannon's world-famous "A Midwinter's Night Ball" Live Show (named Ballyhoo - more on him soon) with me which were very well received! More on Ballyhoo in a later post.
The raffle table was already very well stocked, so I added my donation; a Dancing Daisy complete with both her original resin base and a new acrylic clear base, with a box of chocolates to fit the theme of naughtiness!
I'm afraid this show report is rather biased to my models as since I've stopped showing (mostly, see below) I live vicariously through other collectors, so get rather excited when I see my babes out there doing well!
Happily, my Capriole also went on to take the Reserve Champion spot in the Breed Division (Spanish, I think) behind an incredible Eberl Preciosa. Sadly this cut him out of the AR Championships, but the Eberl was a worthy winner so I didn't feel too bad for him!
It turns out that the Night Heather and the Union Jack were both owned by Charmain Newman, so HUGE congratulations to Charmain and to the artists that brought these models to life: Kim Burd and Donna's team at Animal Artistry.
The day ended well too, I brought home a Mojito which was a gift from Deb to each attendee, and a bottle of wine (with a horse on the label!) from the raffle! Then there was the obligatory meal out with my show besties, which brings its own tradition of the mighty onion ring stack starter!!