I‘m feeling a little nervous but more giddy + excited that this summer’s Art Shows are finally starting! Physical shows are my favorite parts of summer (minus the veggie garden, the evening fires, stroller walks,… ok, I guess I like a lot about the warmer months) because they allow me to get to know my customers + see what they are drawn to. It also allows them to provide effortless feedback in what they would like to see me improve upon or create next. I love constructive feedback!
This year I will continue offering a free scrappy bracelet (free pattern coming next Wednesday!) to all who stop by my table as this has been my greatest success in drawing customers in. Who can resist a fun freebie?! I’ve already got a fun new idea made up for the winter holidays….
I’ve spent all day Wednesday + Thursday last week trying to get a new aspect of my take-away packaging designed + laid out for print. Why do label alignments have to be such a pain to tweak?!
I’ll also be working the teaching angle more — so many people come by and say (or think; I can read it on many faces), “I/my grandmother could make that” and I always want to interject, “Yeah, but will you/she?” I admit I used to be one of these browsers at many craft fairs — but then after having been behind the table, I’ve realized I won’t make “that;” I don’t have the time! And this has always stuck with me since. Not only are you purchasing from someone who has already made the item (it’s sitting right there!), they have already experienced the trial-and-error to make the best version of this craft AND they saved you the time invested! Not to mention you are SUPPORTING them + their chosen craft. What could be a better reason!?
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