Sunday, March 29, 2009

Festival #1

It was Sunday morning and we should have left an hour earlier for day 2 of the Deland Art Festival. There was a squall line headed straight for us, so we pushed our luck and headed out late. Saturday was okay but who am I to judge?

It was so unbelievably windy, there was pollen everywhere! I promised if I had the energy when we got home I was going to make a sign that said "Pardon my Pollen" for day two!

This is my first art festival and a juried one at that! I sold 3 large pieces and had two selected for judging! When we were called to retrieve our pieces from the judging area later in the day, to my surprise and delight I had a ribbon on one! I let out a little squeal and one of the staff in the room saw me beaming, she knew it was my first festival.

I was so freaking happy! All day I would let out a quiet little "yippee" when no one was around. (I should mention the check was nice too but it was the fact that I had that ribbon that made my day.)

Just when I thought things could not get any better...I was visited by two of four the Taylor Girls!Tammy, Melissa and myself.
Now, their last names are no longer Taylor but they will always be to me, as I will probably always be Barbara Lange to them.

There are far too many stories to tell about these girls, their sister and I were best friends growing up on Long Island and we have so many memories, we won't go down that path. All I can say is they warmed my heart by coming to see me! It's funny how you don't realize how much you miss a time, place or family until you are reunited many years later.

Thanks ladies, between the ribbon and your smiles things don't get any better!


Elaine said...

Wow, congratulations! Would love to see a close up of your prize winning work!

Lois said...

Ditto on the congratulations! Why no close up of your winning piece?

Last week I wore all of my 2B's jewelry during Duty Free week and got tons of compliments. I gave out all your cards that I had so please send more!

Oh! We're back in Orlando next year!!! Yay!

Two Bees said...

Thanks for the pointer ladies... sorry, between being soooo tired and excited I forgot! When I get done with class this evening I will try to get one posted or tomorrow's another late night for me.

Two Bees said...

BTW, thanks Lois! I'll get a bunch of cards out to you ASAP. I really wish I could bring them to you! Where are you next year?

Kaerie Faerie said...

Congrads on the prize, the art work looks fab, got your e-mail when you were in Deland, but I'm working dispatch for Sea Tow 24/7
you know where to reach me at home port. Boating season is just kicking in so weekends are a zoo!
Hi from Capt. Kerry and his faerie
looks like you are busy too!