Although I spend a fair amount of my day at the stage, I do make an effort to get out and about and see what folks are making and selling. At the end of the month, I take a tour looking especially for the new goodies to post on the New Products Page on the Market's website, and someone to profile for the Beautiful Booth of the Month page.
Even after twenty years, I'm still just so impressed by what people make! I never have trouble finding lots of interesting, beautiful products to highlight.
Paula Free makes intricate, playful pendants from polymer clay and lots of other little things.
Carol Jeffries has at least 25 different skull prints on her rack of "doo rags".
Lucas Hough makes unique ceramic/glass wine glasses.
Claire Ernstsen hand draws designs on translucent shrinky plastic and makes earrings.
Courtney Fellet takes chain mail to another level with all kinds of delicate designs.
Julia Garretson uses her unique handmade papers to cover lightswitch covers.
Cliff Martin uses all sorts of discarded stuff to make fun mobiles.
Angela McDonald blends teas, and makes handmade tea bags.
Ben Silver's glass floats add a lot of color to the fountain.
Randall Beiderwell makes Oregon landscapes extra vibrant through HDR photo processing.
David Brady has crafted these beautiful wooden puzzle boxes to look like books.
Tarra Hartlauer's booth full of upcycled denim skirts and garden signs was my choice for Beautiful Booth of the Month.
That was all from two weeks back. I kept right on finding stuff worth highlighting last week too!
Like Mary Flowerday's clever take on the current feather earring craze - she's made feathers out of fabric.
I find Bob Walters' suspended rock book ends really fascinating and appealing.
And I loved learning that one of these ceramic magnets at Elise Corin's booth was made with the impression of a leaf from the tree above her booth. It's the one just to the left of the flower.
Now it's your turn, come on down and seek out the newth and beauty that abounds every Saturday! See you there...