Life on the Road
Written by Dorothy Drake   

After an event-filled weekend which included our San Diego show, I paused to reflect on what I might have been thinking when I accepted the responsibility of organizing 15+ doll shows a year.  Travel isn't always glamorous. Even before considering the long hours ...

After an event-filled weekend which included our San Diego show, I paused to reflect on what I might have been thinking when I accepted the responsibility of organizing 15+ doll shows a year.  Travel isn't always glamorous. Even before considering the long hours at risk on the roadways coming and going, I thought of the preparation which is both mentally and physically taxing.  There’s the packing, the unpacking, the show set up and finally meeting the public with little sleep before opening.  After tear down, again packing and unpacking, there is the drive home, and the 3 days required to sleep and recover.

Thankfully, my reflection took me to the wonderful, impish face of the doll above, and to the more than 70 tables full of similar faces and personalities alive through the creation of artists, many of whom are unknown.  I was also drawn to the room bustling and buzzing with artists, vendors, clients, and me.  We were all laughing and leaning and admiring and buying in that room, during that time. Since there is not another place that feels this fun, I'll stay on the road, call it glamorous and quit grumbling!  I'll see you at the show!!

 

 

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