There was a time when I was a preteen, and my older sister went to Beauty School. It was the 80s. Growing up I had long straight hair with bangs kept trimmed by my dad with a good scissor trim on the back patio every other Sunday evening. But when my sister went to Beauty School, that changed. Perms were in, and she needed practice. Family photos changed then too, because everyone in my family ended up with perms.
But this post isn't about my bad apple pectin perm (anyone else remember that smell?). It's about entering items into county or state fairs.
Yes, that's me, with my drawings and ribbons from the Ventura County Fair. Yes, I liked to draw cats and lions. There may even have been some horses in there. There were also some abstract watercolors, I believe. I took art classes at the local art center, produced these masterpieces, and won a few ribbons. How much do you love those ribbons?
Well I have my eye on the ribbon again, only this time, it's at the Oregon State Fair and I'm entering some of my canned items.
I spoke with the coordinator of the Creative Living (formerly the Home Arts) department at the Oregon State Fair as part of last week's Lelo Homemade. Listen in on our conversation here.
And just to be clear...there are over 500 entries in Creative Living at the Oregon State Fair. While I covet a ribbon, in no way do I expect my entries to win when up against some of these master canners from all over the state. But you know, a ribbon? Everyone loves a ribbon!