for the days and weeks leading up to the craft fair season we are all working flat out in our studios. alone. not getting enough sleep or exercise. meals take as little effort as possible. we forget how to speak. the first day of the craft fair we all look like mole and badger (from the wind and the willows) . coming out of our burrows. pale. ruffled and squinty-eyed. thrown into 12 hour days of socializing - presenting our work to the public. chatting with other booth holders. reconnecting with friends and customers we haven't seen since last year. non-stop talking and smiling and putting out. it's an out-of-body experience.