Hillery Sporatt's work is so darn good. Her pieces are beautiful and detailed and sweet but also quirky so very thoughtful. They feel modern but also have a strong connection to folk arts and history making them feel like something from another era. I missed my opportunity to buy a piece at the show but I know it's just a matter of time before I pick out something special from her shop, Specks and Keepings. Also she is a total sweetheart.
Also included on my list of Very Talented And Also Super Nice Gals I Met is Nora Aoyagi. Her work is lovely and kind of dark in a really elegant way. I was particularly fond of this print I saw and I hope whoever picked up Summer Bear (above) knows how lucky they are!
And finally, I was pleased to meet the lovely Emily Martin of The Black Apple. She is incredibly talented and prolific and must have just about the best collection of vintage dresses in the world because both days I saw her I thought to myself "Damn, that is an amazing vintage dress." I love this Portrait With Prize Toys (above).
Want to see the presents I bought myself?
A small print by Hillary Bird: Together. It's hanging in my kitchen and feels like a good sentiment to keep in mind in my (sometimes) crazy house. Also this pretty bracelet/necklace from Cursive.
Lastly, a friend of mine from my book club directed me here for a really nice mention of my work. Go there if you want to see a (sadly) typically awkward picture of yours truly!