Sunday, March 29, 2009

I love my work, a fan letter to Pike Place Market

Yesterday was just one of those great days at my booth at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Sure, it was crummy, cold, wet weather, but that's par for the course in Seattle this time of year. It was one of those days none of that mattered and I looked around and thought "How lucky am I to do this for a living?"
The day started with a customer who came with a list of eight clocks he needed for gifts and continued to be busy and bring great sales. My neighbors and I all got hot delicious, steaming hot chicken adobo from the Filipino lunch counter. And we had a surprise birthday celebration for a dear friend we almost lost last fall - which at the market means a huge group singing a quick "Happy Birthday" out of tune, home made cupcakes and cake for everyone. You can't beat hanging out with other artists, meeting people from all over the world, and laughing with friends all day. These are the days I really just can't believe this is my job.
The highlight - an adorable 5 year old boy who fell in love with the UFO clock. He was practically dancing with glee "Daddy! A space clock! It will go in my room because my room is a space room! Daddy! I have to have it!!". And then he held it up and squealed "Look Dad! Look! It has golden tickers!!!"


Colleen MacDonald said...

Golden tickers, I LOVE it. Thanks for the uplifting post, I needed that!

DreamSome said...

So did the little boy get the clock? We must know!!

Thanks Pam!

Pam Corwin, Business of Crafts said...

I gave it to him. :)

Jennifer said...

I had the same though yesterday. I was working on a mosaic commission, listening to loud music, my daughter nearby, dogs and cats lounging around, drinking a beer, and I thought, "What a great job!"