Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Child’s Play . . .

Spent last weekend on the lovely campus of Onondaga Community College near Syracuse, New York – this is simply an outstanding place to have a show, both for vendors and customers.

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Don’t often get a chance to look at a show from above.  And this was the crowd at the beginning of the Friday Night Make & Take – nearly 70% of the attendees said they had never been to a show before.  We love newbies . . .


Friday sunset through the windows illuminated the Gary Burlin sign as much as any spotlight . . .


Lots of people who used to live near Dayton appreciate our retail store even more once they move away.  Dawn Birdseye surely does – she stopped by to say hi on Saturday, sent her love to the make and take regulars at home, and said there is nothing similar where she lives now.


Promoters’ kids can do pretty much what they want at a show – Alana Lindeman (daughter of Steve and Michelle from Toomuchfun) spent most of the weekend on this cart, mostly using it as a scooter back and forth along the wall behind Mom and Dad’s booth.

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She also spent a lot of time at our demo table, learning how to make backgrounds with Gel Press (and using that same “scooter” to take her still-drying creations back to the family booth).


Meanwhile, big sister Noelle was working on her artistic skills with Copics and Gelatos and Wink of Stellas . . .

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The last image from Syracuse requires a bit of explanation – perhaps not as much for those of you familiar with the nattily attired fellow who always rides along in Picasso Gaglione’s side pocket (yes, Picasso is retired now, but he is always with us).  That would be Fred – and Fred is a rock star of sorts.  So when I saw this sticker on the MG in front of me at a stop light on the way to the show on Sunday, I assumed it just had to be another of Fred’s legion of fans . . .

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