Whew! Another great trip to Baltimore for the American Craft Council’s annual craft show!
As always, it’s held in their impressive convention center.
Setting up my booth is like building and arranging a little boutique-shop, all in one day.
Somehow, it gets done in time for the first day.
Everything hanging in place. New work front and center.
My booth space was pretty close to the entrance, so it started off with a bang. Old friends and new, they came in and looked and talked and shared stories and tried things on and found pieces to bring home.
We were buzzing! My pictures are from before we opened. Once the show gets going the part of my brain that tells me to ‘take a picture already!’ is not turned on.
Instead, please imagine a party, lots of fun, laughing and happy people. Long time old friends and brand new ones running into each other. Lots of, ‘How’ve you been?’ ‘So good to see you!’ and ‘See you next year!’
If you couldn’t make it, I am so sorry! You were missed!
Then, after 3 days, just like the circus, we take it all apart, pack and box it up for the next time.
On the day after the show we had some time, our plane was leaving at 5pm, so there was time for a stroll around the Inner Harbor. It was a cool-ish day, not rainy or stormy. Perfect for a little walk.
Right at the beginning is the USS Constellation. Built in mid-1850’s by the US Navy, it’s their last, sail only, warship.
It’s a lovely stroll, with a brick walkway laid out all along the edge.
When you get to the other side, you can look back, past the boat docks, to the buildings along the harbor.
Then, time to catch the plane for the five hour trip back to the west coast. I know I’m tired when I look forward to curling up into the embryo position in my economy seat.
After an evening plane change in Seattle,
we headed down to Portland.
The lights in Portland welcoming me home.
Thank you American Craft Council for putting together another fabulous show in Baltimore!
See you next year!