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Trading at Art in the Park

>> Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the first day of the Art in the Park festival, I was pretty much glued to my booth. It wasn't until Sunday that Tony and I took turns strolling through the park and seeing the work of the other artists. While I was wandering about, I had the pleasure of meeting Jayme Driver of Harrisonburg, VA who creates handmade sterling silver jewelry. We struck up a conversation, and when she found out that I was a bookmaker she suggested that we make a trade.

I ended up trading her a handbound photo album for a beautiful pair of earrings. I think we both left the fair absolutely thrilled with our new acquisitions. I, for one, couldn't be happier. I love the three-dimensional circular shapes, and the variety of colors made by the patina. Plus, the earrings fit in perfectly with the rest of my jewelry collection. I've worn them three times this week already, and I think I might wear them tomorrow as well. I'm sure this is just the beginning of years of enjoyment. Thank you, Jayme, for suggesting this trade and for sharing your lovely work with me!


Anonymous June 4, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

Looks like a very fun and fair trade! Love the earrings :)

Lizzie June 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

That's a great way for you each to go home with something lovely - it didn't eat up your profits and you were both thrilled with your swap. Sounds like a good deal!

Love the photo album and love the earrings. You may bill yourself as "a cardigan-wearing bookbinder", Katie, but I bet you look like a super-star in those earrings!

Katie June 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

Oh, I agree! It was a great swap!

I really do wear a cardigan almost every day, but it was just to hot at Art in the Park to wear one. But today, I'm wearing a favorite cardigan AND my new favorite earrings! I love the new combo. :)

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