We had a great booth to display our creations. And, yes, the Osita coat was our entry into the juried competition. It looked wonderful in the runway show and on the pedestal in front of our booth.
It is 3:00 AM. We basically collapsed into bed last night after six exhausting days. In just a couple of hours we will pack up our garments and booth fixtures to drive back to New Mexico and start filling all the special orders we received for our garments. I thought we might get a little respite from all the garment production we readied for this show but, orders from wonderful new customers (now patrons) will fill up our schedule until Thanksgiving.
As I sit here in the wee hours of the morning reflecting on the last six days I am struck by much. What an incredibly beautiful area Jackson and Jackson Hole, Wyoming is. I had never been to the Tetons. WOW! I am also struck by the passion that each artist put into their handmade art and then the appreciation for that art each “patron” derived from getting to know the artist and the medium of expression by that particular artist. I say “patron” rather than “customer” as the latter doesn’t seem to suggest the strong interest the purchaser has for your art.
It hit me at this show why Sandy and I do what we do. We have a passion for creating wearable art from the fleece of our alpacas for individuals who appreciate and celebrate our work. Our handmade garments really mean something to us and that means something to you. Your patronage inspires us……. Thank you……….. Lee…….Until next week…..