Yesterday, I participated in a weekly street market in Rochester Minnesota called Thursday’s on First & 3rd. The event has an amazing amount of traffic due to it’s proximity to the Mayo Clinic. I’ve participated in lots of sales, shows, festivals and markets, but this one takes the First Place ribbon because it is so well organized. The staff and volunteers do a phenomenal job getting all the vendors to their spaces, unloaded, set up and back out again at the end of the day. If you’re an organizer of this type of event, this group is the gold standard you want to try and match in my book.
Way back in January, a local PBS station ran a piece on my pottery. It was really well done and great fun to participate in making the episode. Yesterday, a woman walked into my booth, looked at my pottery and then at me and said, “Were you just on PBS?” “Well yes, in January”, I said. “No, this morning”, she says.
Huh – TV rookie that I am, I’d completely forgotten about re-runs. Anyway, it was kind of funny to have a complete stranger comment on seeing the episode. I’d had friends watch it and comment, but I’d never really had anyone else recognize me from it.
Here is the blog version of a re-run –