Thursday, November 10, 2011
missing my homeys
yesterday the newfoundland and labrador craft council christmas craft fair opened in st. john's. it runs until sunday.
for all craftspeople, autumn is the busiest time of year. holed up in their studios working from early morning till late at night. and for the younger ones pulling all-nighters just to get enough product ready for the christmas craft fairs. there's a certain comfort knowing where everyone is. what everyone is doing. a sleepy, stressed-out community of peers.
this is the first year that i've not been involved. and yesterday, when the fair opened, i was missing the feeling of excitement. the feeling of community.
but i was honoured to have been chosen to recieve the craft council's "outstanding achievement" award. thanks urve for accepting the award for me. and congratulations to the other recipients including molly white for keeping traditional techniques alive.