So...like a kid on Christmas morning, I bounced out of the bed this morning at 5 a.m. Thankfully my careful (or at least in my mind) planning left only loading tables on the agenda this morning!! As usual I was a nervous wreck...I'm talking like a sinner (keeping it clean, my friends) heading to confession, wreck. Set up just rattles my nerves. What if I forgot something? What if something blew off of the truck, and I was too exhausted to notice? What if I'm abducted by aliens? All irrational. All typical me!
It was a beautiful day. Tons of activities for the pip-squeaks. There was an impressive eclectic mix of live music all day. And people out in droves...they just weren't buying...anything!
It really gave me a complex at first. We have redesigned all of the signage, displays/layout, I have for the most part stuck to one "genre" of intricate clay work, and we added my husband's upcycled jewelry to the melting pot...something for everyone...to look at! :)
We both received enough compliments, accolades and jaw drops to have us both reaching for a slice of humble pie. So, regardless of profits, I felt great about what I created, and of the overall aesthetics of our booth. One sweet lady told my husband "that I looked familiar", and asked if I was the art director at Longwood University (where the show was held)?" I wish, right?
Today also made me think long and hard about where I am artistically, what I want to portray, the potential cliential I'd like to reach, and where I need to show, geographically, to pull my plan together.... I have a long journey, that much I know...and let's leave it at that for the day....
Hopefully, I'll have pictures edited and blogged tomorrow...but this day has been a long one...eye opening and physically and mentally exhasting!