wow. what a weekend. renegade was a hoot!
i shared a booth with my friend christine, of wonting, and we both agree that the fair was a great experience.
here's a not-so-great picture of our booth set-up:
and here's one of christine:
and here are a few of my little set-up:
while the weather was not so cooperative, we kept a positive outlook and made the best of it -- heck, what can ya do about the weather? saturday was brutally hot (even i, who am usually cool as a cucumber and impervious to heat-spells, felt more than a little wilted) for most of the day and then, at 4:30, what we thought was going to be a passing shower ended up to be a CRAZY, INTENSE, outta-control thunder and lightning and rain storm. dammit! we were stuck under our tent canopy for two hours, fretting about our merchandise and the fate of our booth. the storm let up for just enough time for us to quickly load our stuff into chad's zipcar and get out of there.
the next morning, we arrived to find that our tent and booth and pegboard display set-up were all still intact, albeit a little soggy. although we had spots of showers and short bursts of rainy rain throughout the day, things were better on sunday.
overall -- i'd say it was a great experience. in all honesty, i had hoped that sales would have been a little better, but really, everything else worked out so well that it didnt really matter.
thanks SO SO SO much to all of my friends who stopped by - it was awesome to see you all and i felt so flattered and happy and thankful and squishy inside that so many of you came to see me. janna and oscar and aunt pat and ding-dong and guy and laura and joe and ron and jay and alex and jordan and sarah and amanda and megan and jack and leila.... (i REALLY hope i didnt miss anyone...) wow! you peeps are great. i love you.
i had the WONDERFUL experience of re-connecting with long-lost friend jess and i am SO happy to hear that she is doing well and to see that she is making such great stuff. she's opening a store soon! hooray! so proud of her! years ago, jess and i took a trip to paris together and had a great time eating crepes and bon-bons and looking for the cool kids.
the other greatest thing about the fair was talking to and meeting people and getting such wonderfully kind feedback about my work. thanks to everyone who i came by and chatted me up!