All that preparation. All that stress. All those questions and doubts. And now it's over. In summary, it was a huge success. Turnout was phenomenal -- my friend Nancy couldn't find a parking spot on Friday evening and gave up and went home. I don't like hearing that, but parking is a bit out of our control. People were creative and parked along the shores of Lake Spenard. I think they're lucky that they didn't get towed away.
I managed to walk around before we opened to the public and took some photos of artists as they were putting the finishing touches on their booths.
Here's Vicki Prewitt hanging her fabulous paintings.
Kathy Peters, one of my favorite potters, always has a wonderful selection of bowls, plates and mugs.
Here's Rick, mugging for the camera. His booth, along with mine and Carol's (and a few others) were in the pre-function area (hotel-speak for lobby-ish), so we had to be ready for business about 30 minutes earlier than the main rooms, to accommodate the early arrival of anxious customers.
Chelline's booth full of hand painted silk art is always visually stunning.
Deb Ives of Posh House makes fabulous outerwear that makes you glad you need a winter coat!
Have a look at Cindy Shake's blog for photos of some additional booths. Stephanie Uttech-Tonino also has a blog with some great photos of her booth.