It was a truly lovely day on Saturday, April 13, in Montgomery Village. It felt like Spring had sprung, and that it was here to stay. And there I was, in my new booth, and it was my first event of the 2013 season.
The music was exquisite! Sarah Baker played most of the afternoon, and I sat in my booth, in the springtime warmth, savoring a soft breeze, soaking in her wonderful music. Several of my friends stopped by to see me – some had planned the visit because it is one of my few local events this year. Others came to shop and were surprised to find me there. I enjoy surprising them!
It’s always fun to do these local events. I never know who is going to show up.
One of the highlights at this event was Pam, the woman on stilts. She never fails to surprise and delight me. Her costume creations fascinate and inspire me – where does she come up with her costume ideas! She has such creativity. And there is truly something magical that she brings to these events – I can’t help but stare at her, so amazingly tall, walking among mere mortals with grace, style and ease. She makes it look so easy that … well, honestly I’m not really tempted to try it. She just makes it look easy!
This is the first costume she wore when she glided by my booth like a gazelle. She looked like a leopard, and she was most gracious to post for this photo. I realized after she left that I had missed a perfect “product placement” moment with her and the store behind her, and I vowed to capture it the next time she happened by.
I didn’t have to wait long. Here she is, right below the marquee of “The Competitor.” Just look at that costume! Somehow, seeing her under that sign seemed most appropriate. And as before, she was more than happy to posed and like me, was amused at the product placement.
People were definitely out shopping, enjoying the art, and the music, and dancing in the sunshine to the tunes of Sarah Baker. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to catch it next year.