Last night I had another first - my very first booth at a vendor fair!
I am so excited that I got to be a part of Ladies Night Out, a Reporter-sponsored event that's held every September. Last night was the 9th annual! It felt very odd to be on the other end of this event - for the past seven years Brian and I have done the lights (me), sound and music (that's all Brian) for the fashion show portion of the evening. We did last evening too, so I got to do it all!
The event was 99.9% women (it WAS Ladies' Night Out, after all!). I got a lot of "lookers" last night and some questions that I wasn't prepared for, but that I'm glad were asked. Here's my favorite one:
"So, what is this? What's this all about?"
I was a bit taken aback. My first instinct was to say, "Well, it's mirrors, clocks and pendants!". But then I understood something....
Not everyone understands what "this" is all about!
Oh, my dear readers, I know that you "get it". I feel an ephemeral bond with you. Many of you who read my posts on a regular basis are here because you share my passion for paper, especially the good old stuff. But I have to keep reminding myself that not everyone understands what it is that I (and all you other Ephemeraologists out there) do. So the aforementioned question was a GREAT opportunity to share my philosophy about the everyday paper in our lives. And it was very rewarding when the woman who posed the question "got it". I could tell when she did, because I saw the light bulb go on, her "aha moment" discovered.
I also realized even more last night that my art isn't for everyone. And that's okay! But if I recruit one new Ephemeraologist every time I do a vendor booth or gallery walk, my work is done. It is my hope that more people discover the joys of "taking the discarded and making it arted"!