1. Deer Girl Bezel 2. Kevin O'Grady bracelet and mood beads 3. Anne Choi beads
Hello! We arrived in Asheville around 4 am, exhausted and happy to be home. The days were long but very busy, which we were thankful for. Having two booth spaces was scary at first, did we need it, would we have enough stuff and would it make a difference...we used every inch and it was totally worth staying up two days straight to paint a ginormous sign to fit behind us. I didn't get a shot of the booths (bummer) or many at the show (way too busy :) ) but I have pics of some of the loot. My brother Andrew has pics on his blog of the festivities http://www.andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/ . Now that its over it feels strange, we spent so much time in preparation and in a blink, its yesterdays news. Big shows are so much fun, so intense - up early, on all day, then seeing as many friends as possible afterwards at parties and restaurants, then to bed really late...then repeat. Our crew did amazing, Bob sold out of nearly everything, my fairies were gone within hours of opening and Gregs jointed fairy doll was met with amazement and delight. Andrew was followed around like a rockstar (he has that magnetism) and really made the show run smooth. So, now what...a collaboration between Anne Choi and myself (so flippin' happy about this! Like winning tickets to the international chocolate festival!) she liked my collaboration with Lisa Blackwell of http://www.zoaart.com/ (the silver bezel with a deer girl encased in resin) and suggested she make deep, open backed bezels, carved around the sides for me to do miniature sculpture in. Im dreaming of all the stories we could tell! Well, its time to rest, I have a long journey to florida to see my baby girl!