Wow!! What a wonderful day! My lovely friend Marissa Aaron came with me this Saturday to help and be always amazing company, we had lots of fun, and there was a great crowd out in Waynesville.
Not having been to many shows this summer has certainly made me miss them, as I truly enjoy some of the conversations I get into with people (despite my wishes to only be in the mountains, with the trees- all of the time). There was a fellow who used to work in the wool fiber industry here in North Carolina. The company made most of the woven wool fabric for our country then (back when We used to make things...). He told me about the US Government orders for millions and millions of yards of cloth... an amount I cant even imagine, and of orders from high-fashion suit-makers. There is a pride and quality in these products that we used to make in our country that just cannot be found in buying things from overseas. How many items do we buy on a regular basis say 'Made in the USA' on the tag? I would like to think that the people making things by hand today, and the people who relish in buying these things, are special people.
I want to THANK EVERYONE who made a purchase in my booth this Saturday, and everyone who purchases my pieces in galleries!! Thank all of you so very much, I really truly appreciate you! Also a thank you to those who appreciate my work, but have not yet added a piece to your collection:)
You can see just how huge this project was! I only created the art, and helped with a lot of the painting. My part was a lot of fun! Other parents and staff accomplished the hard work.... coming up with funding, planning, and building. The people here are an amazing lot, I am honored to be amongst them:)