As I tore down my booth for the last time in 2015 last evening, watching the sun setting perfectly over the amber trees, and the brilliant blue sky fade into dark, I reflected gratefully on the wonderful first full year of fine art and craft shows in which I participated. I cannot possibly list all the generous, kind, helpful, supportive, inspiring and extremely talented artists I met along the way and the countless art lovers and supporters who brightened my tent with fascinating conversation, laughter (and tears) and genuine encouragement toward a new year ahead. One of the greatest highlights of my year has been the dear friendships I have already been gifted in such a short time. I admire and respect each and every one of you and am inspired by your spirit, your craft and your kindness. Thanks to all the dedicated organizers and coordinators who make these necessary and enriching events happen. They enrich our communities with some of the hardest working, tenacious, resilient, brilliant artists and craftspeople and their great breadth of creativity and art forms. These art events are a valuable component in the increasingly challenging attempt to keep the arts alive and inspire so many, old and young, to keep arts a strong and vital part of our schools and communities. Specifically, thank you Artrider Productions, Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, Rose Squared Productions, Inc., Guilford Art Center, Peters Valley School of Craft, Craftproducers,and Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival for allowing me to share in your beautiful festivals as well as your help and guidance as I navigated my first year in this exciting new community! Hope to see you again next year!