This past weekend was the huge American Craft Council show in Baltimore and more than 700 artists participated. I’ve gone for years and years now, and am always awed by 1) the volume of incredible goods on offer; 2) the incredible creativity of people; and 3) how long it actually takes to see each and every booth.
This year, my friend Liz, who writes the blog, The Felted Garden, was a vendor. She participated last year in the Alt. Crafts section, but was accepted into the big show this year! She makes the most beautiful felted scarves in gorgeous colours, patterns and soft cozy wools. I am wearing one of her delicious creations today! Thanks, Liz!!!
Here are some of the other artists who were showing.
This woman came from Italy to show her felt creations, which look like one of my favourites, Licorice AllSorts! Yum!
Some of the glasswork was incredible in both size and shape. Pieces looked like corals that you’d see at the bottom of the ocean. If my back garden was a little larger than 12x12, I might consider this huge metal sculpture as an homage to Connor, and my old dog, Frank. But I don’t think that Connor has earned his angel wings yet. One more gnaw on the Paris map and he’s outta here! There was loads of jewelry everywhere I looked. After having all of my good jewelry stolen, I don’t wear much at all.