Just since I've been in Asheville, I've met so many amazing people. Other artist, working in glass, wood, clay. Amazing bank of diverse talent. I've also met so many people who have been helpful in the "business" end of things. Keith Bowman at Firefly Designs in the Flat Iron Building, downtown, who is helping with this site. Sarah Benoit at JB Media Group, who teaches media classes for SCORE. Melinda Knies at Mountain Made Gallery in the Grove Arcade, who is such a support for so many local artists.
But last Saturday whilst making art at Mountain Made, I met genuinely fascinating people, who I suppose are art buyers. So here's to: Dan, Joan from Indiana (Dan who says the fiber vessels look like taco shells), Becca, Diane, Bear and Mike, (for the orchid idea) and Sarah from Florida. Sarah wanted to pick up her vessel on Monday before driving home. It was special for me as an artist to know who purchased a piece, and to bless her and her home as I finished the piece. Sarah, if you're reading this, hello the your DH, and "hi" to the queen of the house, the regal Yorkie, Sophie!