Now, yes we are going to artisan markets regularly. We do take the RBG's along every time without the intention to sell one. How big would the chance be to find somebody interested in the rural heart of Portugal for such an instrument. It's all the other little gadgets we make in the Not Just Sawdust workshop that have to attract the visitors and very rarely we do sell an item. It's mostly handing out business cards and talking about, almost never signed, orders to recycle somebody's tree or old wood. This time, at the Feira da Alegria, it turned out to be totally different. There was a lot of interest and we met a collector of CBG's who in the end bought the "Teres Angulus" . We are very happy with the fact that this 3-string is now in the hands of somebody who appreciates the details on that guitar.
Not only did we sell a RBG, more bigger items out of the workshop were sold. Much to our surprise there was a journalist of a local newspaper, the MedioTejo, who was clearly interested in the work we do, especially in the recycling part that is connected with making recycled box or cigar box guitars. After a few questions she asked whether she could take a photo of me and one of the RBG's. And so... we ended up in an article about the event. Lot's got lost in the translation, but hey, it is a nice reminder of a perfect day on an artisan fair!
The Creative Couple
They are living in a 200 year old cottage on a lonely hill in the rural heart of Portugal. Next to working on the Triple Chaos creative instruments in the "Not Just Sawdust" woodwork and recycling workshop, they're running the Bluesbarn Studio, make video's, write poems and books, paint, build marionettes and other puppets, love, welcome guests, and enjoy life their way.