15 August 2006
Doing my first craft show in New York without any of the props I have at home in San Francisco was a fun challenge. I was forced to rely on the generosity of friends to lend me the various parts of my booth set up. Bill lent me his sawhorses, removing them from under a painting he was working on. Meg from Classic Country lent me an old door for the table surface, plate stands and the coke rack which doubled as a cup rack, John lent me the cool old wooden boxes that I used as pedestals and I foraged another door for the table top from M.C. and Bill’s barn. I was quite pleased with the way the booth turned out though when initially setting up for the fair I was feeling a little intimidated by all the poles, tents and shelves people were putting up. I thought for sure they’d snicker and scowl at me for my crude display. No one snickered or scowled, at least not in front of me, and the show went off without a hitch. I made many new friends and had such a great time. I am always relearning the lesson that one does not need to be fancy or have all the bells and whistles to pull off something fabulous. Heart and soul, creativity, open mind and open eyes to see what is there in front of you and the willingness to give it go. Oh and the kindness and generosity of others, I couldn’t have done it without that. Thank you!
Posted by diana fayt at Tuesday, August 15, 2006