Sunday, November 30, 2008
Yesterday Jon and I did a Holiday Craft show that was combined with the last day of the Farmers Market downtown in Bloomington. I was pleasantly reminded of the goodness this magical town holds. It is like no other when it comes to people meeting and greeting and authenticity.
We saw lots of people.
Smiles from strangers.
The chilly weather had everyone donning coats, hats and gloves. There were horse drawn rides, holiday music, tuba Santa's, stop action models recreating holiday scenes, chestnuts on open fire pits, lots of greenery and home made wreaths, wonderful handmade crafts, a reindeer petting zoo, vegetables, honey, wool, and herbs being sold. People danced and sang to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and for a few brief hours, all seemed right with the world.
We sold lots of our Obama ornaments. Just having these out strikes up communication with like-minded supporters.
The desire for change is so apparent and the hope this Presidency offers is exactly what this country needs right now.
So once again, I (shamelessly) plug my Obama ornaments. Available on my etsy shop for 6.00 each or free shipping if you buy any six of my ornaments. Mix and match! Click on Obama's face to the right ---------------->>>>>>>>>>>
Here's to hope.
Here's to change.
Here's to supporting artists who make their livelihood from selling what we make.
Please support American made art and fine craft this holiday season.
The thoughtful nature of buying handmade and helping an artist, is a gift that translates volumes
when the gift is opened by the recipient.
It's a return to basic values that are simple.
America began by invention and making things.
Let's return to that spirit!!