Each December I participate in a great art and craft show in Allentown, PA – the indiemade craft market. The brainchild of two women who care a lot about quirky, individual, high-quality work, it’s been going on for years now. It is one of my two favorite shows, and these two people are a big reason why.
One feature of the show is the swag bag giveaway – the first 50 shoppers in the door get a bag full of treats from us vendors. People line up two hours before the show, standing in snow, rain, and cold, to get one.
Now, I take my clay work to this show, and so the swag bag items I contribute are small clay items. But I’ve also developed my own tradition of giving a small gift to Ann and Teri. I want to thank them for all they do to put together this wonderful show – a show I think of as a holiday party, to tell you the truth.
I don’t restrict myself to clay – this year I made two tiny (4″ x 4″) paintings, one for each of them. Here they are for you to see.