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    Monday
    May172010

    Field Trip to Art Star Craft Bazaar

    Who doesn't love a field trip?! Well I definitely enjoy hopping in the car and taking a road trip any opportunity I get.  I welcome the change of scenery which often sparks my creativity.  I convinced my hubby this past weekend to take a day trip with me from DC to Philly to check out the Art Star Craft Bazaar.  I had heard great things about it and wanted to see for myself.  It was well worth the trip.  In addition to seeing some of my crafty favorites I stumbled upon a new find that I immediately fell in love with.  Now as a crafter myself I am a firm believer in supporting others who take the time to create especially in the art form that I love and practice - letterpress printing.  I stumbled upon paisley dog press and had to purchase the love card and library card bookmark pictured below.  The bookmark brought back so many memories of going to the library and sitting for hours looking through numerous books until I found the one I just had to take home.  I also went to visit the yummy and company booth.  I fell in love with her designs when we were next door neighbors at the Fenton Street Market.  I bought the earrings below at Fenton Street but loved them so much I have asked her to design a larger pair for me!  Hey I love big earrings what can I say. I can't wait to see the final design.  Lastly, as I was walking through the fair I saw a flash of color on display in the form of ceramic vases, cups, and plates and it was love at first sight.  While most shopaholics like myself can't resist the allure of a gorgeous shoe or that perfect clothing item, so it is with my love affair with ceramic dishes.  It is an obsession that few know about!  As a floral designer I was immediately drawn to the vases and mugs and bowls as I don't limit my designs to off the shelf glass vases.  These wonderful designs were created by Stephanie Kao and Robert Seigel and while they probably intended the pieces I purchased to be filled with tea or some other beverage those cute little babies will be filled with flowers.  My art star experience was great and I intend to apply next year as a vendor and hopefully next year will be writing from a vendors perspective!

    amelia