To the Columbus Idea Foundry folks: Kate, JD, JD, Will, Devon, Carissa, Zach, Terry and everyone I forgot to mention - for photos, mentoring, encouragement, and support in every way imaginable.
To the GCAC folks: Erin, Patty, Lance, Carrie, Jami, Scott and the volunteers whose names I never knew - for getting us all up to speed, providing unimaginable media coverage, and amazing support before and during the festival.
To my fellow emerging artists - especially Megs and Lucie - for traveling this amazing road with me (and providing some wonderful pieces of art!)
To the Columbus Handmade folks - Toni and Jamie in particular - for all the amazing workshops and displays - and a lot more besides.
To the Polymer Clay Guilds - Beth, Carissa, Lynda, Jeanne, Sue and everyone - for "scut work are us" and company in the studio.
To Bobby, who is the closest thing we have to family in Columbus - for display stands designed to fit my stuff.
To the lovely people from City Scene and Good Day Columbus.
To the Tinderbox in Easton for cigar boxes - multiple times, and always with a smile.
And finally - to my amazing family who pulled together and spent vacation time to make sure it all happened.
|Pay no attention to the child behind the curtain...|