Yesterday, and the day before, my daughter, daughter in love and I were participants in the artisan’s market of the Deep Freeze Winter Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.
It was great fun- the volunteers were a delight – here I am with darling Bernice in her wonderful winter celebration hat that she lovingly made with paper mache and all manner of glitteries:
I loved the wonderful conversations that I had with people who were enjoying the festival.
One little guy just charmed me to bits…. he was an epic weaver, and a total cutie….
He had me hopping, as he was Mr SuperFast and keeping up with his flying little fingers was a challenge!
I wish that the video was just a few seconds longer, to catch our discussion about him wanting me to give him the shirt that I will be making from the fabric.
He didn’t see that I really wanted to keep it for myself as being at all reasonable! LOL!
After each artisan’s market or maker’s faire, I am always very touched when I think back to some of the remarkable conversations that I have with people.
Often, people will share deeply meaningful glimpses into their lives.
I always feel like I have been offered a precious little jewel in the glimpse of their journey that they reveal to me.
It’s one of the many things that keeps me coming back as a participant in these magical events.
And, I also feel enormous joy when someone comes to my table or booth, and then responds with delight, and laughter and, sometimes, even tears, when they connect with something that I have designed and made.
Now, THAT is magic beyond measure!!!!
There were all kinds of wonderful things happening outside during the festival.
This gorgeous horse was carved in snow outside our venue. I LOVED it!
It was a delightful weekend, and even though I didn’t get to see the festival as a whole, I thoroughly enjoyed my little corner of it!
PS: This post: Viking Dress LINK explains why I am dressed the way I am in the photo.