I took today off and drove down to a bead and gem show at the Eastern Estates Exposition in Springfield MA.  These are HUGE grounds filled with all kinds of outbuildings where many events are scheduled simultaneously.

As I walked up the the building, I could see people approach the entrance, stop and walk away.  Was I in the wrong place?  Why couldn’t they get in?

When I got closer I saw what the problem was.

There was a sign to the side that said “Bead and Gem Show.”

On the door was a large hand lettered sign that said, “THIS IS NOT THE CATTLE SHOW!”

Author: Luann Udell

I find it just as important to write about my art as to make it. I am fascinated by stories. You can tell when people are speaking their truth--their eyes light up, their voices become strong, their entire body posture becomes powerful and upright. I love it when people get to this place in their work, their relationships, their art. As I work from this powerful place in MY heart, I share this process with others--so they have a strong place to stand, too. Because the world needs our beautiful art. All of it we can make, as fast as we can! Whether it's a bowl, a painting, a song, a garden, a story, if it makes our world a better place, we need to do everything in our power to get it out there.


  1. Weeeeeelllllll I see that this is a really old post but…

    It made me laugh. In fact, had I been there and seen the sign, I would have laughed so hard I snorted and people would have looked at me like I was insane.

    Which I am.

    Nonetheless, thanks for making me laugh 🙂


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