Two More 5" Square Cards
This is the screen my dad made for me. As soon as Steve & I set it up I said, I should back that with some fabric. Steve raised an eyebrow at me because he suggested that weeks ago and I pooh-poohed the idea. "People will be looking at the art, its fine," I said. Oops. I'm still leaning towards black but white and a subtle pattern was suggested too. Guess I just need to try a few things to see what I like. Any suggestions?
I sure wish I'd had more framed art ready. What I really wish is I hadn't taken those 8 pieces out to the store that carries my stuff. But I have some pieces in the works and am very motivated to make more so it will be okay. It was very well received and I sold 7 pieces. One customer that came to see me specifically, bought the four smallest pieces you see here, first sale of the day! I left the hooks up so people could see that I did start out with more inventory. My friend Jennifer teased me about putting empty hooks up just for that effect.
I had developed a sore throat last Monday night. I totally attributed it to the hand rails in the schools buses used for shuttles at the Hilton AppleFest that weekend. But I downed lots of Echinacea and refused to be sick. Worked fine all week while I was running on adrenaline. Last night, my body said, "Guess what? Now you do have time to be sick." It's not bad, just one of those "inconveniences". I woke up with a headache so pounding that I lie there thinking, "So this is what a brain aneurysm feels like." It's just sinus crap I guess so once I got vertical and showered, I felt better. It will be over soon and I'm just grateful my body allowed me to get through the show.
I'd call it a success. I was pleased. I made more money than I did at the May show. There's another show on 11/2, same venue, same vendors too I bet. That's billed as a Holiday Show so I'm expecting even better sales. I try to keep my expectations low - and then get pleasantly surprised. I made some new vendor friends. I was able to help one vendor out with some tips about a type of glue. Another vendor hipped me to the fact that there are battery operated cash registers available. I'm pretty sure I'll buy one soon. Found some online.
Mom and Gretchen stopped by. Mom brought me lunch so I saved the lunch I brought for work the next day. Mom also bought Christmas presents for Gretchen and me. Good thing I'd had a chance to scout out other vendors before the show so I could point her in the right direction. :-)
Good show, good day. Time to keep at it - will be busy making stuff all weekend. Have some new ideas even.