Thank you to everyone who stopped at my booth at the Three Rivers! Because of all of you, I had the best show ever!
With just a couple rain showers, the weather during my five-day session could not have been better. Remember, the Three Rivers is famous for its high winds and thunderstorms.
Small episodes that I know will stay with me — to keep me going, to inspire creativity. On my second day, a young boy who was allowed only one thing to get at the festival, and chose my Pittsburgh watercolor print. I was so touched. Then, a call from someone who bought my "Flamenco" canvas print a day before. My first thought was he's calling to return it. But the guy called to thank me, to say how awesome his place looks now with my piece on a wall, how it has brightened up a whole space, gave it a new look, new life, how happy he is that he got it, etc, etc, he just kept going. Made my day. Made me happy.
My Lammily doll was there with me, working hard passing out my cards. There was a little girl who took a card out of doll's hand (after I encouraged her, she was a little shy), and then she said thank you to the doll and shook her tiny hand. Too cute.
I was curious to see if there are people out there who know our doll... How many people know her? Well, not that many. A young lady who asked me if 'the artist' is here at the show — of course, who is a famous artist in my family? Nickolay! A group of people became incredibly excited when they saw the doll — yes they knew about her. Everyone else who noticed my little helper — they just liked her. Few said she looks like me: how cool, you have a Barbie doll made after you! Well, maybe, sort of... Few noticed that she is proportioned to look like a person. But a 100% of the young girls did notice her. They smiled at her, talked to her, were saying that they like her and want a doll like this. Go Lammily!
Next group of artists took over Wednesday — I'll try to make it out there to see what's new. There is always something.