Hummingbird Festival

Going to a 3 day outdoor festival is both fun and labor intensive. Exciting and draining. It's a chance to connect with new people, exchange ideas and share my work from the year. For me, this is what it takes:

 # 1  A good team to keep things focused and moving. 

Kory and Leigh finishing up framing  

Kory and Leigh finishing up framing

 

Jennifer packaging notecards with Mojo and Autumn

Jennifer packaging notecards with Mojo and Autumn

#2  Partnerships with local businesses to give myself more time to be creative.

Frames made by Crossroads Distributers in Jackson and stained by my trusty studio assistant, Kory.

Frames made by Crossroads Distributers in Jackson and stained by my trusty studio assistant, Kory.

#3 A truck and friends to help load and unload. Thanks Bill, Mom and Dad!!

setting up Friday morning

setting up Friday morning

#4  A well organized event and beautiful space under a canopy of trees. Good job Strawberry Plains staff!

set up an hour later

set up an hour later

#5 An inviting space to attract interesting people. Good conversation leads to new friends, connections and ideas... Oh, and often a sale as well.

Day 2 - Booth a buzz with activity.

Day 2 - Booth a buzz with activity.

Ultimately, what it takes to have a good festival experience is to cultivate an easy going attitude and anticipate the unexpected. My experience has shown me that anything is possible and nothing goes as expected - so it's best to just enjoy the ride moment by moment.