I have my exhibition for the Fortescue Festival at Newman all setup and ready to open in the morning. I have divided the exhibition into two sections. Reg’s stock of teddy bears and lucky dips designed to appeal to the children and my own exhibition of some original oil and water colour paintings and the reproductions of these works as art fridge magnets, art post cards, small art prints, art cards and art book marks.
Given the difficulty of setting up this exhibition while feeling the effects of being one week in with a dose of the flu, I am seriously considering traveling next year without doing these retail exhibitions, my work still sells, just via different venues.
The thing is Reg, and I have become accepted as part of this ‘show run, ’ and we love the friendships we have made with the other retailers.
I also enjoy a little retail therapy at these shows. I like to purchase from my fellow traders, both to support my friends and because the quality at these events is usually of the high standard and very competitive pricing, compared with bricks and mortar stores.
The trader alongside us, sells beautiful leather goods, ‘Rugged Luxury’ and he gave me a three litre cask of red wine as a gift, now maybe a glass of red, to help get me off to sleep, right now. A couple of glasses of the red, while packing up the show tomorrow, will be the best flu fix of the lot and by the time this flu has worn off, I will have forgotten how hard it was to set this show up, while feeling under the weather.
Well, that’s retail and self-employment (hobby business), for you. Ups-n-downs but the pleasures and friendships surpass the downturns and inconveniences. My friends in the ‘show run’, are beautiful people and ethical traders, they are hard working people I admire greatly.
Happy Creativity, Ryn.
Annual Fortescue Festival
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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