Saturday, May 7, 2011

Soul Food

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!)


  1. I would have loved to go to this! I had no idea it was going on. I have to get better about knowing what's going on in Portland.

  2. Poop! I should have let you local girlies know. Next time I will!

  3. My heart skipped when I read that you played hooky on your lunch break. I totally agree that you need to immerse yourself in the creativity of others sometimes to stimulate your own - it's like sourdough starter. You're already creative, though, with your inspiring writing - your life is your art - you know that, right? I like the "you're awesome" t-shirt and I am intrigued to find out that my sexuality is elementary

  4. One of the perks of being a grown up is doing whatever the F we want. I'm glad you did! And I thought that Austin booth looked familiar! Ha ha.

  5. I sure hope you bought that t-shirt!

    ps your fingernails are awesome :)