One of top highlights of my Melbourne trip was getting to visit the Finders Keepers Market which I have longed been swooning over every time I read about it on blogs and magazines. The idea of such a huge craft convention, SOLELY indie and handmade, gets my heart beating wildly.
Can you imagine my excitement the day I stepped foot into the Royal Exhibition Building where the recent Finders Keepers Melbourne was held? I had to give myself a little pinch! With much excitement, I walked around ogling at all the amazing things these talented folks designed, created. Under the roof of that huge exhibition hall, the support, understanding and appreciation for art and craft was so palpable. It was like everyone spoke the same language.
The lovely ladies from Frankie
Other than leaving with beautiful buys, I came away with a renewed belief in what I am doing and pursuing. The journey is long, hard and sometimes lonely, but it is neither trivial nor “not proper job” and should not be perceived as such. I can only hope that many others in Singapore will realise that one day too.