Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hot Glass Weekend at Heritage Farm

I am very thankful for the opportunity to demonstrate my glass bead making and show my work to the public out at Heritage Farm.  I love the farm and have visited many times over the past years and watched the artisans at work.  Never did I think that I would get the chance to be a part of such a great event.  I met so many wonderful people and truly felt at home right from the start.  To put it simply, they treated us like family. 

This was my first big demonstration and I was able to capture the full attention of groups of 4th graders that took a field trip out to the farm.  I think the pictures tell just how interested they were and they had tons of great questions for me to answer.  I love being able to share this art form with others, especially children!
Saturday was open to the public and we had visitors in and out all day.  Chris was at my table selling the beads, so that I could sit and torch all day.  The kids.... I  worry about during my shows, but today was so different.  Sometimes I never know what they get into, but after today they both told me so many things they had learned and experienced. Kylie was able to run about and learn about how life on the farm was many years ago. Carter had the chance to help run all the model trains and talk about energy and peacocks.  Both kids had such a good time, and already Kylie is asking when are we going back.

My personal highlights for the weekend include...seeing some of my return customers that I appreciate so very much.  My college friend Noel stopped by to see me on her visit home (haven't seen her since 1998-wow I'm getting old).  Getting an awesome order from FarmGirl Jill that I cant wait to start working on.  Realising how lucky I am to have such a supportive husband that sells the beads better than I do (I think I might  have to hire him)!Finally listening to both my children talk about what a great day they had.  I'm loving the farm life and hope I can be a part of it for years to come.