When I shoot film I sort of cross my fingers and go with my gut that a shot will turn out. I feel like I never know quite what to expect, especially if I'm shooting indoors. So I was really happy when I picked up these photos from the lab because to me, they really capture the spirit of Second Storie Indie Market.
The top photo is a shot from Secret Pocket's table. I was lucky enough to sit right behind its creator, Kenzie, and her husband, Tyler. I felt so lucky to be seated there because in an instant we became fast friends. Kenzie makes fun, fabric covered magnets and ridiculously cute gocco postcards. She was an intern at Martha Stewart and stole a piece of my heart! She is gonna do big things, that one...follow her blog over here.
The next photo is of Vicki Hartman's beautiful hands and ceramics. Vicki's an honest, strong woman with loads of talent to boot. I picked up the most gorgeous white and silver ornament from her and plan on hanging it up all year. She and Shanna worked on a collaboration together and it was beyond words. More on that later. Read her blog over here.
The third photo is from Megan's booth. She is the creator of Photosynthesis, hand printed textiles inspired by nature. I didn't get to talk too much with Megan but her contagious smile and attention to the details of her work make me think that she is one awesome soul. I traded with her and brought back a comfy tank. There are about five other pieces in her shop I'd like to snag, too.
The fourth photo down is from Drew's booth. He is an extraordinarily talented and prolific artist who goes by the name The Maple Ridge. I really wish I'd gotten a shot of all of Drew's goods, her creates extremely detailed funny paintings as well as tiny sculptures. I hope that in the near future he's able to update his shop with many more items. Drew is also very kind, encouraging and happy which makes buying from an artist like him even more satisfying.
Next is Erin from atlantic treefox. Her sweet cross stitched items pull at my heart strings and remind me of fond childhood memories. Erin is hilarious and is just one of those gals who "gets" it, you know? I hope that even though we're thousands of miles away, our friendship can grow. Check out her flickr. (And seriously, don't you want an initial badge? SO cool....)
Last for today is Shanna. My host for the weekend. You most likely know about her gorgeous goods available through hello handmade. Can I tell you? They were even more delightful in person. And guess what-Shanna was painting watercolors throughout the show and it was like-the cutest thing ever-to watch.
Okay-phew-that's probably more than enough info for today.
Happy Wednesday, folks!