Whoever makes such beautiful furniture deserves a rest
Oh Beautiful Morikami!
You can measure
the success of a long established festival by the attendance (even when it
is as cold as it was that Saturday), but you can not express the experience
unless you are among the visitors, vendors and volunteers.
The Hatsume Fair is a wonderful event, and last weekend the Love & Peace
Project made its debut there. So many people dedicated beads that we barely
could keep up. And we set another record yet again! Over the weekend 247
beads were dedicated and that was the most at any one event to date. Some
visitors mentioned the article about the Project in the Sun Sentinel which
ran the previous Sunday, and the Project had a really warm welcome.
But no festival ever is successful without all the people behind the
scenes, so we want to thank everybody involved for their tremendous work and
effort. Most memorable for us as "vendors" were the delightful volunteers of
the Morikami Museum. We appreciated their polite and helpful presence, their
bringing hot coffee to help stave off the cold and facilitating a vendor's
day who often can't leave the booth. Thank you so much!
And of course many thanks to Donna Derocher and Cyndy Manzo who donated
their spare time and helped again making the Love & Peace Project a reality.
The peaceful gardens of the Morikami.
Taiko Drummers demonstrating their fascinating art.
We're up to three panels now
Bonsai for sale
Anticipating the crowd
Checking things out!
A walk in the park
Getting longer every time