Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your comment. It meant so much to me to know that someone read what I had written months ago and then left a comment asking where I've been and would I blog again. Well the truth of it is that I've been in a creative black hole, topped with worldly malaise. Meaning we're flat out of currency and waiting for our farm house and business property to sell so that we can move along with life! I wouldn't be blogging today if not for your comment Cathy. So for those shy readers out there, don't forget to leave a comment even if it's just a "Hiya!". It could make a big difference in someone's day.
The amazing booths on the left are from vendors at the HandMade Market at The Creative Connection Event www.thecreativeconnectionevent.com in Minneapolis during September. We first read about the event just as we were winding up the closing of Yellow Bird Art, and thought it might be just the creative tonic we'd need after closing our quilt shop. If the names of Amy Butler, Mary Jane Butters or Ree Drummond mean anything to you, then you should have been there since they were the keynote speakers. We attended panels and classes about developing a business, building a website, the future of brick and mortar shops, and just about any other topic of interest to the creative crafter interested in developing a market for her products. I can't tell you how inspiring this event was with creative classes by the likes of Kaari Meng of French General (just one of many!)
Amy took Kaari's class called Petite Couer - a darling velvet pincushion of a generous size stuffed with lavender which scents an entire room and just loaded with delicate jewelry.
Speaking of generosity, this lovely little sterling necklace was a gift to those of us attending The Creative Connection Event. Check it out for next year if you love the creative aspect of life and are looking to expand your vision and perhaps, maybe, find a market for your own creative brilliance!