I spent the weekend at Penn's Landing doing the Art Star Craft Bazaar. I am always so amazed at what Erin and Megan(Art Star owners and 2 of the nicest ladies ever!) do for the indie art/craft makers. They not only found an amazing space on the river for us to set up but had the perfect mix of bands to compliment the event. And this year it was HUGE! I didn't even get to see the entire show but what I did get to see was a well curated show, innovative and fun offerings that everyone really seemed to be hapy to see. I spoke to many people who were first time attendee's to this event, and they all came out because they wanted to see the "new" craft! It is always refreshing to hear how much people in general want to see fresh crafts. The old craft scene has gone stale - not because of the crafts but because it is the very same crafts in the same spot year after year ( for the past 20 + years!) So with all us um, young - youngish crafters establishing ourselves and our businesses it is the best thing to hear that there is support from the shoppers of the more traditinal craft shows. And what touched my heart the most was a cute older couple that drove 3 hours in the stormy weather to come see what it was all about. They read it about it in the newspaper then looked at the website and a few of the artist's sites and just had to come see in person. There was also my brother in law who is the type that you would have to force to spend a beautiful sunday at a craft show, guys! But, he got really into it and even bought himself a print! Things like this help me love what I do, I am proud to be a part of the indie craft scene. There is an excitement in the air at these shows that seems to take over everyone. So, thank you to each and every person that came out to see and shop. And a special thank you to the lovely ladies of Art Star for organizing a wonderful show, the volunteers who put their hearts into the event and personally to eveyone that shopped in my booth and offered a kind word.