I was given this Award of Excellence during the American Craft Council's American Craft Made show in St. Paul, MN, much to my surprise. I didn't even know they gave awards.
When a group of people congregated outside my booth on Saturday, my first thought was, 'what did I do wrong.' This was the first time I'd done one of their shows so I figured I might have been a little too pushy trying to get my booth set up the way I wanted it. They were smiling so I was confused.
I think you can see all that in the photo below. I look exhausted, wrinkled, but I'm happy to see that I managed to smile.