My morning activities centered around room shopping and socializing.
At noon, vendors were allowed into the Artistan's Gallery to begin set-up. Since NaMoPaiMo had a table, I headed over there and started unpacking my horses.
|photo by Kristian Beverly|
After the horses were tacked, I returned to the Artisan's Gallery. There was a new box on my table, but I didn't open it. I just assumed it was a NaMoPaiMo model drop-off. After a while, Tiffany came over and said, "You really ought to open that box from Melissa."
Inside I found the most amazing thing.It's Cookie, the original pajama pony by Franceyn Dare. I love this model so much, and I still can't believe she belongs to me. Thank you, Melissa Hart. I am humbled and honored by your generous gift.
After that, the day is kind of a blur. The Artisan's Gallery opened at 5:30, and I spent the next five and a half hours talking, selling and also ogling all the amazing things in that room.
It was such a privilege to rub shoulders with so many of the hobby's best artists. BreyerFest Thursday was really wonderful, and not just because I Melissa gave me a Cookie!