… aka the LOOT post!
But first – a message from the business woman –
Beadfest 2013 was great. Sales were up from last year. There was networking, talking to magazine editors, teachers, and general personas inthe bead community. I will be submitting paperwork for 2014 this week, with glee and anticipation. My new pieces were well received – as in scooped up. And my signature Mythic Nature line held its own. All in all a good show. Event staff and security were on top of things, it ran smoothly…
Now – the artist’s perspective: I spent a weekend surrounded by creative people who speak my language! I was immersed in my tribe, and it was exhilerating and rejuvenating. Seeing work that sparked ideas! Chatting with colleagues about materials and methods. I lef the show tired, yet ready to make more things as thoughts blossomed in the fertile environment. ( Yes, I really do think in images like that…)
This was my second big bead show – although I have been involved in the online community for longer. I am continually inspired and encouraged by these friends and colleagues. It honors me that they often choose to trade beads/art with me… as I am drawn to and appreciate their work, and flattered that those feeling are reciprocated. I look forward to working with your creations – and seeing how you integrate mine into your work!
I am home and rested and unpacked now and I miss them all!!! So to soothe my lonliness I look at my treasures. Magpie? Why yes, I am!
More Beadfest posts coming in the next few days… but I am off to start – and finish my COmponent of the Month for the Art Jewelry Elements blog team… Until later…