Holiday Crafts at Morristown wrap up

The second (and last) craft show I did this season was Artrider‘s Holiday Crafts at Morristown. I usually exhibit at Artrider’s Holiday Crafts Park Avenue, but the show was canceled this year (major bummer). I exhibited in Morristown once before, back in the spring of 2006. I honestly had no idea what to expect this time around.

Overall, I had a pretty good show if you ignore the super-evil snowstorm that blew into town around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. I was actually doing pretty well up until that point. Had the weather been better, I think I would have had an awesome show. Stupid nature. What can you do? At least we were able to amuse ourselves for the rest of the afternoon – I had awesome booth neighbors!

Bookbinder Elissa Campbell in the Blue Roof Designs craft show booth

Hey, that’s me!

The funniest moment of the show went something like this (it’s not as creepy as it sounds, hang in there):

A man comes into my booth and reads my sign that indicates I’m from Vermont.

He says, “Hi, where are you from in Vermont?”

I reply, “Montpelier.”

He says, “Oh really, where in Montpelier?”

I reluctantly tell him the name of my street.

He replies, “No way! You’re in that house with the basement studio…we live three houses up from you!”

Turns out the guy’s wife is glass artist Amy Bazis, who was also exhibiting at the show. I went all the way to New Jersey to meet my neighbors. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Vermont, a neighbor isn’t necessarily someone who lives right next door to you…they can be really, really far away.

At this show, each exhibitor’s space was marked by pipe and drape and really ugly grey drapes. Sadly, the greyness left me with a particularly blechy “Craft Show Carcass” shot:

Empty craft show booth


Tata to craft show season 2009. Hello to craft show applications 2010.

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