Well, it was a lovely day out at the E.A.S.T. #67 location at Flat Fork Studios. I was a little worried at first with the wind picking up this morning. Luckily it calmed down a bit later. There were lots of gracious people and fellow artists and artisans. And I really enjoyed talking to some aspiring crocheters and other fiber artisans, including a shy spinner/weaver. Maybe, just maybe, I talked him into posting photos of his work somewhere publicly. (Let me know dude, ‘cuz I’d love to see! I wasn’t joking!)
It was also nice to talk to more traditional media artists who got some of my quirky ways of looking at texture and design and even got excited with me about what I was doing. Awesome! Different worlds, but maybe not so much. I brought the purses out to show-n-tell and promised to blog more about them as I finish my work on them. Nothing like a gentle prod to help me stay in gear. I still need to make a trip to find the blue silk to line the blue one though.
People were having a good time. Lots of babies and kids. Lola was there with her famous gumbo and kind, motherly smile. She made me feel special telling me she looks forward to seeing me every year and that she still loves her hat from two winters ago. I love you too Lola!
I also had a customer from last year drop by. She bought my Purple Eggplant hat last year and has since moved to the Rockies where she says she absolutely loves it and that she gets so many compliments. And another let me know that she took her hat on a ski trip and stayed incredibly warm and comfortable. That was so awesome to hear. I don’t often have the privilege of hearing “where they are now” and it’s a treat. I have to really thank everyone who supported my work today. I’ll keep going because of you. Thanks for sharing my excitement and vision!
Wondering who’s out there this weekend? Well, here are my colleagues. (You can find info about the other artists and bands in studio here.)
Craft Riot Team Members at E.A.S.T. stop #67:
Nepenthes Bathtime – artisan Soap & bath products
Robo Roku – art, apparel, accessories
Gem Junkie – jewelry for the go
R + R Design – recycled & re-purposed jewelry & home accessories
Sweetwolf - facio, ero sum
This Creative Life – paintings, prints, & apparel
Pixie Worx! & Aberrant Crochet – crochet designer, fabric artist + hand-carved crochet hooks and shawl pins
All in all, a pleasant day. I look forward to tomorrow.