my friend Vanessa helping sell tshirts.
Spent last week in a flurry of activity that I've come to recognize as my annual May/June rebirth into the world of the working. Because the first quarter of the year is painfully slow and dragging for those of us in retail, I get awfully excited to get ready for craft fair season. Last week was Printing-packing-shipping-folding-mailing-reprinting mayhem, concluding with a trip up to Philly for Art Star (after sneaking in a few choice films from my favorite Baltimore event: The MD Film Festival, most of which I missed due to the craft fair). I had a great time in Philly, which has now become a place where people recognize us, and tell us they buy from us every year. This makes me incredibly happy, and even forgiving of the last few months of dullness in my job. Luckier than that even, is that I have two very lovely and generous girlfriends living near Philly who helped me out quite a bit this year. I'm so glad to have had my pal Nogeeshik there Saturday to laugh with when we thought we might wash away in a thunder storm (luckily, it barely rained) and I'm not sure what I would have done on Sunday - when winds picked up so much our racks fell over - if I hadn't had Vanessa to run to the car and grab rope (also to be congratulated: ME, for buying rope the other day and leaving it in the car! whew). It was a great weekend, and we are so lucky to be able to come to Philly for this amazing event every year. Thanks should go more than anything to the two tireless little ladies who run the fair - Megan & Erin - who have kept it going for 10 years now! So glad to be a part of it, and to be back in traveling mode!
Our next 2 fairs are in June and both are in Baltimore. More info soon on these. Hope you're having a lovely week.