I had my first show this weekend. This shy girl felt quite naked as I revealed myself in person to many of the fellow women I have admired who pioneered this journey for me. I have been creating my whole life – but it has only been the last couple of months I have been gifted with the time.. and the drive to overcome many of the obstacles blocking the fulfillment of my dream of sharing my creations. In February- I began a mandatory medical leave that has become permanent. When life gives you lemons.. make lemonade… I love that saying and its been what I have been trying to do. We have been on a shoestring budget and putting together enough products and creating a display has been a challenge. I began several weeks ago to collect items from thrift stores that might work as display items. I probably spent about $40.00 total.. if that. My husband found a table at a garage sale for $10.00. I chose to paint everything black with the hopes that it would make my colorful items pop! Then I distressed and antiqued the items to complete the look. I actually am quite happy with the display…
I was so excited to meet several people in person… and was so impressed by their friendly, warm spirits. I am in awe really at how many talented women there are..!!!! Patrica Wright has some awesome twilight inspired jewelry, Bugs n Bees has gorgeous sassy children’s clothing and accessories, WatchOut has those sweet bracelet watches and Beaded Socks who has lovely childrens accessories and clothing also. I saw "Dizzle Pop" and "It’s the little things" also.. and would have love to met the women behind those shops as well.
I am off to regroup.. as I have the Art Garden this next weekend. … there is much to do. I am really looking forward to this weekend.. and I am sure if you like art, music, or food.. this will be the place to be. See ya there: )
Would love to know if you think setting up for the first time my booth was a success for $50.00? Ofcourse I am not talking about the many many hours it took to create the product- or whether the show its self was a success.