The Avon Corn Festival was a great experience! As with every show, I honed my display yet a little more. This time, that meant painting my pegboard black (thanks to my creative team), and using one color of fabric for my backdrop (thanks to my mom remembering a huge bolt of denim fabric she'd stored for years). I look forward to upgrading my magnet display next.
The day was HOT, but two amazing artists brought another kind of sunshine to my day. The first is a wonderfully creative glass bead artist, Francesca DeCaire, from the Rochester area. Bead enthusiasts, check out her blog and Etsy site! With mutual respect for each other's art, we made a trade and each took home a treasure. She also gave my son a glass bead he found on the ground in her booth: a beautiful, tiny ear of corn, which he held in his hand for hours!
I was drawn into another booth by the unique license plate art of the Sunshine Soap Company. My eclectic taste comes of my great appreciation for well-made, inspiring, handmade items of all kinds. You'll be just as likely to find a piece of this lady's salvaged metal & wood art in my home, as an elegant handmade vase! I've not met the artist personally, but I look forward to meeting her in the future.
The festival turned out to be a really nice day with my family as well. Jon got some really great pictures of our son with his cell phone (having left the good camera behind at our booth to follow our 17 month old son when he "took off" to explore the show).