I was an artist at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD this past weekend.
The shows bring together so many people. There is an enjoyment in meeting new customers, artists, craftsmen and others during the show days. These events are a time when Silk Creations by Janey can share the stories and inspirations of the incredible people who inspire Janey every day when she paints. Sometimes during the shows, an new story will occur. This happened this past weekend.....
Saturday morning a woman walked into the Silk Creations by Janey booth and began looking for a special scarf for herself. She looked at several pieces and settled on a dragonfly scarf. I told her the inspiration for my dragonfly collection was my friend, Beth. I told the customer about Beth and the story behind my choice to have Beth represent the dragonfly collection.
I also told her recently when Beth was in the temple in Peru, a dragonfly flew up to her and she immediately thought about me. At that moment, Beth sent me a message saying she felt my spirit in the moment. Amazingly, when the message arrived on my phone in my studio, I had just begun painting several new pieces in the Beth Dragonfly Collection!
The customer looked at me with a little surprise in her eyes and I asked what she was thinking.... with a smile, she said, "My name is Beth!" The connection is so magically special!