yesterday i spoke to my sister who spent the day the the bust magazine holiday craftacular. jealous! but i got my own taste of handmade movement goodness at the atomic holiday bazaar in sarasota. i went to do some field research as well as to shop. there were only two ceramic artists there, one potter with wild colorful glazes and a slip caster with parts of different molds assembled into fanciful creatures. i saw a few people selling books (with other stationary items) and starting thinking how cool it would be to do a fair like this with m and her books. and i would love to bring my clay stuff next year.
my fan favorite (do i watch too much top chef?) was definitely jewelry maker opulent oddities. her work was too good to pass up and i chucked my “browse and return” system to drop some cash at her booth. i even had to run across the street to the atm for more because i needed to walk away with multiple pieces of her work. i justified my purchases by focusing on the fact that i barely own anything these days.
i also had the very pleasant surprise of seeing old friends megan (of flying heart jewelry) and don and family and another very old friend who i have not seen in nearly 15 years.
afterward we all went to liz’s and enjoyed cheesy delights and cocktails.
*sorry about the low quality pictures! they’re from my cell phone, all i have at the moment. working on it, hoping santa claus will bring me a camera for christmas…