The fair was great - Harald and Helen, the organisers, did a marvellous job, with an informative and up to date website, workshops galore, a newspaper-style programme detailing everything, a large band of helpful volunteers and an always-cheerful presence. Of course, we would have liked more visitors, but those that came had loads of enthusiasm, which is always nice. It was Gemma's and my first fair in Scotland, so we met plenty of new book artists from points north and south of us, as well as a good few of the old ones. As usual, there was an enormous range of imaginative and inventive work, and as usual I spent more than I made - well, it's all so tempting! One fair, maybe I'll just sit there, sell my stuff and not buy other people's. Ha! As it is, I've yet to settle down and really enjoy my latest little collection, which is something to look forward to.
For now, I'm determined that I shall spend the next umpteen weeks finishing off more copies of that latest book and preparing some others at a very sedate speed, so that panic doesn't have to enter into the equation next time I need stock for a fair.