The beautiful season of Spring is here! The flowers and trees are in full bloom. It's an incredible time of the year to see Nature stretch and embrace the sun. This past weekend was a lot about embracing and heart.
My friend Robin and I had the opportunity to vend at our first Pow Wow. The Honoring of the Elders Pow Wow was a two-day celebration that was filled with a calmness and a lot of heart. Everyone was smiling and we met so many wonderful people. There was a connection between all of us.
When we were setting up our booths, I found a heart-shaped rock. This symbol made me realize that our booths were in the same spot that a sweet, older gentleman had vended a couple years ago. We both bought from him and enjoyed his jokes and conversation. I felt he was watching over us.
We also got to barter, which is new to me. The connection I made with bartering a print and a Wolf pup painting will be the highlight of the weekend. It was for a father from his daughter and he was in tears when he saw what she gave him. I always knew that painting had a very, special home and now it does. There is something to be said when your art touches others so deep, it keeps you influenced and humble.
The weekend was also a chance to put in some camping time. We stayed three nights at the campground that included great food (Thanks to Robin's hubby), beer and wine. The small river running nearby was beautiful and so calming.
The gratitude I have is overwhelming for the gifts I received, the people I met and the feeling of connection to Mother Earth and those I share her with.
|So many wonderful people selling beautiful, handmade items.|
|Storyteller and Author James B. Beard aka Noodin.|
|Robin in front of her booth.|
|The Wolf Pup birch painting to the left.|