It is now time for my official report on Ravenswing 2012 – Amazing!! I had such a great time. Such cool vendors and customers alike. The energy was so positive and the musicians were fantastic. Although a little loud as my booth was so close to them :) I was in awe of all of the fantastic feed back I was getting. I just want everyone to know that I truly appreciate every kind word of encouragement I was given. I do my art because it makes me happy, also hoping it will make others happy or at least put a smile on their face. I sold over half of my pieces, which made me proud but also a little sad. Pieces of my soul are now scattered across Ottawa, haha. However, I know they are in good homes :)
I had such a hard time deciding on which vendors to take pictures of (with my camera phone btw), there were so many awesome ones. I didn’t have much time as my friend Angela was holding the fort at my booth while I wandered to check things out. So I shall mention but a few. The first is Jeffrey Macklin from Jackson Creek Press. I loved the look of his letterpress cards.
He is also a mixed media artist and from Peterborough (where my man is from), fancy that.
I was attracted to Gilda Kathleen’s booth because of how tranquil her display, pieces and personality seemed.
The next cutie was Tatiana at Russian Forest. Her vintage tags, stationary and stickers were to die for as they were made from old maps. I LOVE old maps.
The last is Morgan Cleopatra, who unfortunately does not have a website. She makes amazing bracelets and I am totally kicking myself because there was a very cool one that I wanted and I didn’t go back to buy it. Funny enough, she is also from Peterborough. **UPDATE** She now has a blog and you can find her here.
There were so many interesting things and luckily I didn’t have too much time as I would have spent tons of money. The rest of the vendors links are on the Ravenswing website if you need to find someone. I can’t wait for next year!!!