18 May 2010
i am so very tired right now, but i feel it'd be lazy of me to hit the hay without posting about yesterday's big top jamboree (especially when so many have been nice enough to post about their experiences). in short, it was amazing! to start off the day, there were workshops by catherine of pale face, plus fellow jamoree-ers lauren & nikki, & if you fancied a snack whilst making badges, zines & corsages, loren brand was selling her delicious cakes. & as if that wasn't enough excitement for a monday afternoon, we were also proudly displaying cut-click's mail art exhibition on the first outing of it's tour, meaning more artists than i can count took part in our jamboree.
after a smooth & swift changeover, the evening saw a wide range of handcrafted goods on sale from local (& some further away) artists, including prints, plush, bunting & even bread (as you can see in the above photo by joanna montgomery). i made a couple of awesome purchases; a stitched badge by rosie barthram & the most amazing lambswool triangle pillow by hilary grant (i'm enjoying it's softness as i type). was also very happy to get a zine from illustrator extraordinaire, david galletly. as well as stalls there was more cake, a raffle & sweet musical interludes, plus some brilliant projected animation & film-work. i didn't have a stall this time so took the opportunity to wander round, chatting to both familiar & new faces, vendors, visitors & amazing volunteers.
for more information on the night you can read about the run up over on the jamboree blog & see some feedback over on twitter. if reading about it isn't quite good enough for you, then you're in luck; jon mcgill of superfly kindly recorded the event, so take a peek at his mini-documentary of the night.
thanks to everyone who helped make it what it was!