The Anna Maria Island show was one of the toughest outdoor shows we've done in ages. The wind howled. We tied the tent down as best we could and just stayed low. After driving rain on Friday night, the howling wind "blew like stink" all through Saturday. Many exhibitors didn't even bother to set up, but we were surprised at the number of people who came out to view the show in a wind that could rip your clothes off. My scarf tried to strangle me a couple of times! Phew, what wind! Sunday dawned quieter, a lovely, bright cool day that brought out a good sized crowd. While the crowd enjoyed looking and talking art, sales were very slow for the fine art painters. Judging for the show took place on Sunday because it was decided that it really wasn't fair to do it on Saturday with only half the show set up. My blue ribbon and check for First Place 2-D (two dimensional work) were a welcome but a bitter sweet ending as we began to take down! We're happy to be home with a relatively quiet week ahead. I'm due for a day in the Glades, and looking forward to getting one later this week!