I arrived at the venue spot just before 9:30 AM and unloaded my new tent. After reviewing the instructions, I set it up inside the indented area where the second set of Griffins office windows are located. The tent went up smoothly except the bolts on the concrete weights for the tent legs donot line up with the holes in the new tent. I was able to jury-rig a method of attaching them which should work ok for now. I will have to enlarge the holes in the tent feet to allow them to mount to the cement weights. I set the tent up nearly identically to the way the old tent was set up, I am pleased with the new tent.
Shortly after noon a couple and their college aged daughter stopped by and the daughter decided to have a charcoal drawing done while they waited for a table at the HopCat Resturant. They are from Berrien Springs and the daughter goes to Grand Valley. She waited patiently while I got organized and then we started the drawing. I felt some pressure to complete the drawing in the advertised time of 30 to 40 minutes because they were given an approximate time similar to that before their table would be ready. The drawing went well and I was nearly finished in around 20 to 25 minutes exceptforthevery curly hair which took me another 20 minutes. They were happy with it, but I took a photo of her just to be safe in case I needed to make some corrections.
Some time later a man, who had previously told me he wanted a portrait of his seven year old daughter, and his daughter came by and began to discuss what the pose should be. He wanted to purchase the portrait as a gift for his mother. I had her sit in the studio area and took some photos of her as she directed on how she wanted to be portrayed. After some family discussion we decided on a pose and they had to leave so he could get back to work.
A short time later, I started to pack up and to get the van so that I could get started for Stevensville. I arrived there about 7:30 PM.