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.


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

  2. ooo what a bountiful table! lovely lovely

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

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

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

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

  13. hi gorgeous!
    delighted in your delight.

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

  15. I love absolutely everything / everyone in this post!

  16. melissa, you would have loved this fair!

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

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


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