It's almost craft show season, the time when we artisans pack our vehicles, haul our displays, wares, and assorted paraphernalia to the local gym, parking lot, field, etc. in the hopes of selling enough goods to make enough money to buy more supplies to make more goods to sell so we can buy more supplies. Crafters, artists, artisans, whatever you want to call us, we're the hardest working people I know. Work all week so we can work all weekend. One of the things that make it all worthwhile (besides great customers and high sales!) are our neighbors, those people next to us - in the next tent, in the booth across the aisle, in the neighboring area, who look out for each other. They offer to bring you something to drink, you watch their booth while they run to the rest room, they whip out their spare change when you've forgotten yours. After five plus years, these people become your family. You look forward to seeing them, they're your consistency. Meet my family:
On The Table Coasters:
Vera and Ashley Wainwright are the funniest mother/daughter team I've ever met. They make these fabulous coasters from Ashley's original photos, and also from maps. Have a special location? You can have coasters or trivets made that reflect that original area. I had a set made for my husband for his camp, and he loved them! And you know how hard it is to find something special for guys!
Talk about a firecracker~ here's a woman with four (!) beautiful daughters and a husband who still manages to travel the craftshow circuit showcasing her amazing talent. Tracy is a watercolor artist whose art features children and animals, with a unique perspective. You'll love her work.
This is Colleen Macklin, owner, designer, creator of Seamack Design. You may think one jeweler introducing the world to another jeweler is counter intuitive, but I believe there's room for us all to be successful. Colleen is deep into the healing powers of stones, she creates chakra mobiles and jewelry. I just think it's pretty. www.seamackdesign.com.
I hope you've enjoyed meeting some really talented and genuinely nice ladies - please visit their websites and support local arts and craft!