Back to the Route 70 Flea Market

First, I want to thank everyone who purchased a sandscape from me today at the Lakewood, NJ flea market and I also want to thank everyone who complimented my craft, especially the gentleman who “suggested I go on Shark Tank!” 

Anyway, what also interests me is some of the “not so flattering comments” like the man who stopped at my table, stared at the zen gardens, and said “you sell sand and rocks?” It’s ironic that when you look around at the open space of the flea market, what do you see on the ground? Yes, sand and rocks. 

Then there was the man who bent down right next to a zen garden to have a closer look, and slowly tipped the thing on its side allowing a slow motion cascade of sand to escape onto the table. I don’t know what he was thinking. And there was the woman who came over and started “poking her finger in the sand quite a few times.” The look on her face as she walked away was, shall I say “priceless!”

What I enjoy the most though, is the number of young kids, from 5 yrs old and up who genuinely appear to appreciate the zen gardens for what they are; to take the rake and make a design in the sand. One young lady said, “I’m  going to ask my mother if I can get one of these!” Thanks, kids !!



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