Just wanted to write a post about how grateful I am to live in a city that actively supports the craft community, that I am lucky enough to be a part of. This past weekend, the residents of Baltimore and Maryland were out in full force, showing their proclivity to buy locally handmade goods. If you shopped at Holiday Heap, Merry Mart, Out of Hand, Greenbelt Festival of Lights, you know how awesome it is to purchase items made by the folks at these shows. Putting on a hat or something that was made by someone you've met, somehow makes that item feel special, every time you put it on. And each time you buy something from a crafter, you are helping an artist follow their dream! (Sorry for being melodramatic, but it's true!) In this day, when almost everything is made overseas, and more often than not, in an unethical manner, you really are making a difference, by choosing to buy locally made goods! What a powerful thing!
As a maker, some of my greatest moments are having customers come back and saying how much they've enjoyed their purchases...it's so gratifying! I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who were kind enough to stop by and say hi. I don't get out of the studio much these days, so getting the chance to see you all in person is a wonderful holiday gift!
Happy Holidays to you all!