It was a wonderful show filled with creative and interesting artists. I feel like I just went on a weekend conference with friends, peers and people who are genuinely interested in handmade objects. Haliburton reminded me a little of Nelson, BC. The hills seemed like mountains with clouds hanging over them. So beautiful! I stayed at a very comfortable B&B with other guests, Chris and Barb. We ended up making a great trade as well as fostering a new friendship. I’m happy to have such beautiful mementoes of our time spent lingering over breakfast.

We had a bit of rain on Friday. Set up was easy with the help of Lesley and Tara. Take down went quickly with the help of their friends. It’s so nice to have someone grab the other end of awkward and heavy stuff. I definitely appreciated the help and it only added to the success of my first 3-day outdoor show. All the venders were great about offering tips. As a result I feel my set up will be much easier next time. I will also be more confident about my pricing in the future. Why is it so much easier to price other people’s work?

Saturday night the gallery, and basically the town, set up dinner for all of us. It was fantastic to be under a big canopy enjoying meeting new people. There was the opportunity for prizes, announcements and socializing with each other. We exchanged information about shows, and shared many humorous stories. I eventually left the fun at the site in search of indoor plumbing and was glad to go home to a bed. You know the party was good when a memo inferring to it comes out the next morning!

I really appreciate the people who came to see me. Your visits continue to motivate and validate the time and energy I spend making glass. Sales were great! Lots of hearts and energy vessels found wonderful new homes. I hope the kids and Em will come with me next year!