I printed the application. I meticulously filled out the application. I edited, printed and inspected all of my photographs. I packaged everything, said a prayer, sent it off and then nervously waited for a response. "How much longer?" My parents would ask. "I'm expecting any day now." I would answer. If this seems important it's because it is. This was the ONE fair I really wanted to get into. Comox Nautical Days. 3 days of thousands upon thousands of people. The only problem, I had never submitted an application for a large fair of this kind. I had to be jurried in and there are always lots of people in the jewelry category. Would my work be acceptable? I thought so, but I am biased. Today the news came. I hardly made it though the letter at first, I just wanted to find the words accepted or - hopefully not - not accepted.
"I would like to thank you for your application and am please to advise you that you have been accepted into Nautical Days 2015."
Wahoo! Phone call to my parents. Phone call to my hubby (not such a success since he didn't pick up), but, oh well, I'll tell him when he gets home.
Now I get to put all of my thoughts and plans into action as I will be pulling together my booth space and taking new designs from concept to form.
I am mostly self taught and develop many of my designs through simple experimentation. Discovering a new technique or applying an old technique in a new way is very exciting for me. I often have middle of the night "brain waves" and some not so brilliant, "brilliant ideas." It is what keeps the process fresh.