Monday, July 26, 2010

Beautiful Summer Day at the Bluegrass Festival

Saturday was a perfect summer day, sunny and 80 with a gentle breeze. We couldn't ask for better weather. I had fun at the Bluegrass Festival on Bainbridge even though there weren't many shoppers. Everyone who was spending money was there on vacation. I think us locals were used to the heat and chose to just sit and not move. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be out at the park. I remembered for the first time to bring my camera and take a picture of the booth. Usually I have so many things on my mind and in my hands that I forget the camera. The sun was pretty bright and I couldn't even see what I was focusing on. I'm happy that I now have a record of how I set up the booth so I don't have to think as hard the next time.

I wouldn't exactly say the show was profitable, but at least I more than recovered my costs and had a good time. Sometimes I wonder why I do the shows. I'm sure I'm not attending the most popular shows. This is the first year that I have done it so I really don't know what I'm doing. I don't know which ones have the best traffic, most eager buyers or fit my work the best. Those I have chose have been easy. I didn't have to do a lot of research or travel very far. I'm a little intimidated by a three day show two hours from home. I think I need a little help if I am going to bite the bullet and go for a big show. For now, I'm learning. I'm figuring out what works for my display and what to look for in a show. Any advise would be appreciated. And then I know that I need to update my Etsy shop. I have a lot of new work and different things that I haven't listed. The to do list can get so long and I'm trying to enjoy the summer, my family and friends. Trying to give myself time to figure out what it is I really want and where I want to go. Life is so grand and there are so many options. I really want them all. For now, I will try not to pressure myself, but remember to take baby steps towards my goals.

1 comment:

Bee said...

Your booth looks great! So colorful and inviting! I think you are smart to start small and slow. When you make it to the big shows you'll be better prepared.