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First off dear readers, I apologize for the delay in this post.  There are always so many things I want to share with you, photos and stories, but alas life seems to get between me and my computer.  These days that isn’t a bad thing though, as life has been full of old friends, outdoor time, good food and lots of laughter.  Mid August is always a really hectic time for me, and I have been struggling to find balance and take care of myself.  That is a story for another time though, so on to the Fair!

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© Justin Bailie

© Justin Bailie

The Fair was a blast, a success, and a learning experience.  The Photographer and my fantastic mother (AKA Mama Bear, AKA my right hand woman, assistant, BFF, etc…) accompanied me for the day and helped get my display all set up, then hung out and helped run the show.  A few Portland friends stopped by to visit, I ate multiple amazing shave ice, and we generally had a great time.

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© Justin Bailie

© Justin Bailie

© Justin Bailie

© Justin Bailie

It was (to this coastal creature) a blistering hot day in the city, which generally makes me want to melt into a whiny little puddle on the ground.  Despite this, I managed to persevere, and to sell some jewelry.  It was really fun to interact directly with the people who are buying my creations and to get feedback, most of which was overwhelmingly positive.  Even though I’ve been doing this for awhile now, it still never ceases to feel so good when someone really likes my work or connects with it in some way.  I hope this never changes, and I look forward to doing more of these kinds of events if only for that reason alone.

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© Justin Bailie

© Justin Bailie

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