I had class for 8 1/2 hours today (you heard me), which was super disappointing because I'd been wanting to go to a craft fair that was in Portland for today only. I've been trying to figure out ways to inspire some creativity in my life and I thought that visiting several of my favorite Etsy peeps in person would help. Unfortunately, last week I found out we had class all day, and when I asked my professor if I could be just a wee bit late coming back from our lunch break, she said no. Hrumph. I've been bummed about it all week. But last night as I was packing my crap up in my bag, getting ready for class today, I realized that I'm an adult and it's a free country. So guess what?
I went to Crafty Wonderland today and had so much fun. I think it was my first craft fair. There was a good amount of, um, stuff I'm not really interested in, but there was a ton of original, beautiful, inspired things, too. I loved it. I zipped through on my lunch hour (and a half, or two) and saw a lot of deliciousness. My favorite things were paintings/drawings, little bags made of cute fabric, ceramics, and fine papers/stationery. It felt great being around so much color and so many pet projects that had a lot of heart.
I don't know if it will help me find my inner creator, but I'm really glad I went.
(Yes, Sizzle, that's Rachel Austin's booth!)