>> 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!