Monday, April 8, 2013

book bazaar

journal, monday.
saturday morning i drove to portland maine 
i met hannah,
walked around a nifty city,
and the next day i set up shop at the university of southern maine.
i saw great old friends 
and met new ones
and sold lots of paper and books and...
there were lots and lots of people looking and touching and talking
so much enthusiasm for 
the world of paper and books!
as my co-worker says,
these are my peeps!
thank you for introducing yourselves
for making me feel good about my work
for seeing the work for what it is.
maybe even better than a gallery space because you GET it!
driving to maine and back within 40 hours
was an accomplishment!
but it was absolutely worth it.
thank you rebecca goodale for organizing this.
and thank you, my friends,
who bought my work and/or liked what i'm doing.
that matters so much! 
there were conversations i wish i could have 
had more time to indulge in.

22 comments:

deanna7trees said...

happy to hear it was such a success. can't stop looking at your beautiful display table.

ronnie said...

ooo what a bountiful table! lovely lovely

Velma Bolyard said...

deanna and ronnie, first time i've done that in years...the crowd was exceedingly friendly!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

ah, to have been in portland...congrats to your good weekend and cheers for your joys...

aimee said...

i love the table, i love your outfit, i love the work on it, i love you! thanks for picking up my call even in your post-bazaar state! and congrats on a great success.

Valerianna said...

As I said on FB.. don't think I'd leave your table with all that eye and soul candy!

india flint said...

cute photo.

markets terrify me.

Velma Bolyard said...

henrietta, thanks, portland is cool!
aimee, i probably made no sense at all in my "bizarre state",
valerie, you wouldn't have believed the wonderful stuff for sale-i refrained from buying everyone else out.
india, me, too, i had pre-nightmares. book arts peeps are nifty.

Barry said...

V- as others have said your table looked rich and bountiful - so pleased the huge trip was worth it on so many levels. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, i only wish i had had an extra chunk of change so i could have shopped while poor hannah minded the table!

onesmallstitch said...

sounds like a great market and you had time with Hannah,too. That table looks all together too tempting.

Margaret said...

The contents of that table look absolutely delicious! Wish I could have been there. :-)

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, it was a wonderful time, i was so shocked at how nifty everybody (but one) behaved. even the few kids!
margaret, next time!

neki desu said...

hi gorgeous!
delighted in your delight.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i had to turn around for other women to sort out this pinnie, and photo or puzzle out the design!

mjc said...

I love absolutely everything / everyone in this post!

Velma Bolyard said...

melissa, you would have loved this fair!

Fiona Dempster said...

Very weird - but that last comment was me (Fiona) not he infamous Anonymous.

Fiona Dempster said...

Even weirder the anonymous comment disappeared. Here goes again...I'm thrilled it went so well because markets scare the pants off me. And there is nothing better than getting your work in front of people who get it - your peeps or your tribe...Yay you!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, blogger does this--it's happened to me, too. this "show" was so different from the few i've done in the past, and i'd vowed years ago to do no more. there was very good energy in the crowd.

Sophie Munns said...

I so wish I had been able to be there and could see exactly what is in this wonderful photo Velma!zzΩΩΩ
Hurrah... sounds like really a great experience and reminds me of a fascinating truth about putting one's work up.
You never know quite where you will have the best conversations and most fortuitous exchanges.

Lovely photo V!

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, sophie, it was such fun and i am so NOT a market person! thanks!

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