Well I survived the Baltimore Craft Show and I am SO eager to get back to work. Yesterday my legs stopped aching from all that walking and I organized the studio--well sort of--refolded fabric, made a few potholders. Today a new wall hanging--I can't wait.
But first though--a few memories of the show. For those who haven't seen my booth set up, it is full of color. In a 10x10 space the colors echo off each other and add a warmth and feeling of light. And yes, the booth is 1 inch steel poles more than 8 feet high that I set up by myself--doing craft fairs builds strong muscles how many ways?
At the show I was across from the inimitable Myra Burg--you may know her for her "quiet oboes"--long colorful poles wrapped in threads--very funky and colorful. Sunday morning is always slow--who gets to a craft show at 10 am on a Sunday so Myra and I had some fun arranging our work together with our pieces together--what do you think?
You can see more of her work at http://www.myraburg.com
There were lots of other great artists at the show too. One of my favorites--Natalia Margulis--was in the next row over. A most interesting person--born in Russia, studied biology and graduated from St. Petersburg University before coming over to the US. Her work combines classic embroidery techniques with her own imagination and skill. I love it. The booth image just gives a hint of the detail and designs--I will post more about her work later or check it out at http://www.nataliamargulis.com
And finally I would be remiss if I didn't mention my friend Gretchen Tanzer--a weaver from Cape Cod who won--for the second time I might add--an Award of Excellence at the show. Certainly it was a most deserved award. Her simple geometric designs and great colors are a constant inspiration to me-- check it out--http://tanzersfibers.com I do need to post more about her too later.
But now, to work, to sew. To dream.