Saturday, October 30, 2010

Preparing for a Quilt Show

Well, where has the month gone?  I have been crafting up a storm.  Hasn't anyone noticed the fog over my house?  I feel like I may be coming out of that fog now.

The Apples and Crafts fair in Woodstock, VT was a phenomenal experience.  It marked a year since I embarked on my adventure of being a crafts fair sales person.  It gave me a chance to reflect on the publics embrace of my artwork.  It feels good to have genuine acceptance of my creativity.

Now, I am preparing to jump another hurdle.  I am entering the realm of juried shows!  This takes more prep for me and an attention to detail beyond what I already do.  I am maturing as an artist.

It feels good, right, and the natural path for me.

Accepted into a show or not, I am enjoying the process of exploring the voice inside of me.  I'm allowing myself to be vulnerable and let my inner playful spirit emerge in color, line and form.  It's getting addictive... like pure sugar, I can't get enough.  Yee Haw!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Apples N Crafts

"If you have ever come away from listening to a motivational speaker feeling charged up, only to find that energy dissipate into nothingness over time, you know that inspiration by itself isn’t enough. It won’t magically make your dreams come true. What it will do, though, is add fuel to your fire as you do the grit work of turning those dreams into reality. And sometimes that makes all the difference between success and failure."   ~ Curt Rosengren
Working, working, working toward craft fair season...  my "to do" list is way too long!

Gotta go!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.  ~ Eddie Robinson"

This week I am diligently working on my inventory for the Apples and Crafts Fair where I will share a booth with my neighbor, David Fall, a woodworker, Oct. 9th and 10th in Woodstock, VT.  It's a two day fair, outside, under a tent.  Yes, I freeze a little, but last year it was a rewarding two days of selling and getting "out there" in the public.  I held my quilts up under my chin and sold them! I talked about my work and process. The interactions were honest and my artwork went off to loving homes.  It was satisfying to get direct feedback.  I realized that what I love to do is greatly appreciated.

My booth will include:

  • Unique, one of a kind, hand made dolls... see Blog image of "the girls"
  • Balsam, lavender and eucalyptus art potpourri items
  • Unique artistic hot coffee cuffs and soft cuff bracelets
  • Magnets with my quilt images
  • and my own hand made quilt wall hangings

Stop by to see me there!  I will be at booth number 7, first tent near the drive in entrance, facing the parking area in the field.