I was with the lovely ladies of Boston Handmade this past Thursday as we participated in the Jamaica Plain First Thursdays on Centre Street. I cannot say enough lovely things about the community--- it's like the Vermont of Boston neighborhoods. People always stop to say hi, ask you about your process, and are truly interested in your work. I love doing shows here (plus, it helps that Miss Jessica Burko seems to anyone and everyone in JP).
BUT . . . did I mention we had a space in a bank lobby? Wainwright Bank was kind enough to lend us a space and it went very smoothly until the end of the night, when a rather aggressive armed security officer appeared, told us the alarms were going off (unbeknownst to us), and that no one was leaving without showing him their ID. Six little crafty ladies stood strong, everyone refused, and the whole mess was finally cleared up when the owner of the building came in. Hrrrmmm . . . perhaps this is one of those "you had to be there" situations.
In case you are doing any holiday shopping this weekend, I will be showing at the Holiday Arts Happening in Worcester, MA this Sunday from 11:00 to 6:00. You can click on the link for directions and other artists. Hope to see you there!