The Big Crafty was an awesome experience, and we had only a little bit of rain, so it was a great day! I loved watching all the kids play with my puzzles and boxes, and ride the horses. One boy who returned over and over even told me my booth was his favorite! And I was proud to make a custom order for a puzzle for some twins that were with their family on their first vacation in Asheville.
Next up, I deliver 5 finished pieces to the Folk Art Center for the Southern Highland Craft Guild final jury. I toured their semi-annual craft fair in downtown Asheville this past weekend, and was amazed by all the high quality art there. I’m a little intimidated thinking about adding my creations to their ranks, but I can only try! I spoke for a while with Russ Jacobsohn, a rocking animal maker, for quite a while. He makes all kinds of amazing rocking animal creations. He encouraged me to keep applying if I don’t get chosen the first time, and also shared other great helpful tips, thanks Russ!