It’s craft-show season for me at Carrot Condo! The next one is: Llewellyn Holiday Market on Saturday, November 10th from 10am-5pm at 6301 SE 14th Avenue in Portland.
Then, on Saturday, December 1, from 10am-3pm I’ll be at the Lewis Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale at 4401 SE Evergreen Street in Portland.
Last weekend’s bazaar at All Saints in NE Portland was great!
I sold a lot of Carrot Condo creations–the tweet-sized stationery is going fast!! (See previous blog post.)
Friends stopped by, and I caught up with a bunch of lovely folks I wish I got to see more often. Hearing about career changes, new puppies, creative projects, and so much more was so inspiring!
I met new customers–one is named Trista! We’re about the same age, and we both said we’ve only known two other Tristas in our lives, so we’re each other’s third Trista. That was pretty cool.
And a man in his late 70s or very early 80s stopped by and admired my biking monsters (I have some framed originals as well as this card). My illustrations sparked some memories for him, and he told me about “The Vegetable Man” that came through his neighborhood with a cart and mule when he was a child. The gentleman remembered the vegetable seller’s name and admired his Italian accent as his mother negotiated prices each week. I can tell you this for sure: when I drew my goofy, but determined, biking monsters, I did not expect them to deliver such great stories!
These craft bazaars can be a long day for a quiet introvert like me, but I am grateful for the chance to catch up with friends and meet such lovely new customers and fellow vendors.
I’ll hope to see you on November 10 or December 1st! Thank you, as always, for your interest in Carrot Condo and my creative work.