From Snow Tires to Craft Fairs
As a rule, I never take my snow tires off until May 1. When you live in the mountains, you can never really be sure winter is over until May. In April, the ground in my yard is typically still covered in feet of snow from winter's bounty, and there is always the possibility of another snowstorm. But this year feels different. The transitional time of year we fondly call mud season has arrived a month early. There is barely a patch of snow to be found in the lower elevations. If the current weather is any indication, I would say winter is really over.
After this crazy pandemic year, the prospect of gathering in person is a lot like the anticipation of spring in the mountains. The availability of vaccines for everyone and the cautious, slow lifting of restrictions keeps me optimistic that in-person fine craft shows will be a thing again this summer. But just like the chance of a late-spring snowstorm, we won’t know for sure until the time comes. So, I’ve filled my schedule in anticipation from July through December and hope to see you in Petoskey, Michigan; Newbury, NH; Lovell, Maine; Wells, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and New York City. I will keep an eye on preparations and update my schedule as needed. Visit my Events page for updates and check back often as showtimes approach.
In the meantime, I’ll keep my snow tires on until May, just in case.
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The world of fine craft really comes alive in summertime. Craft fair season begins and we artists come out of our studios to hit the road to and share our craft in person. I’m gearing up for a busy summer season and look forward to catching up with everyone at a craft fair near you.
I'm bringing my jewelry to the Mount Washington Valley Farmers Market on June 28th at the North Conway Community Center, and then it’s on to Art in the Park in Petoskey, Michigan, July 16, and then the League of NH Craftmen’s Annual Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in August. I’ve updated my events page so you can follow along and find me.