Hello! It has been too long. What have you all been up to? Last weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to take part in a local art show within one of my favorite parks in our area (Glen Falls Park if you are curious). It was my very first show and I must admit, I was quite overwhelmed and nervous. Questions cycled through my mind. Will anything sell? Do I have enough stuff? Despite my worries, though, the show went better than I could have predicted! Thanks to the help of my parents, it was a great success! However, I did learn a couple important points that I’d like to share with you:
1. Always make sure to weight your things, especially if the show is outside. Nothing is worse than a little wind toppling your whole display!
You can see that I used found rocks to hold down my display frames!
2. Make sure to provide plenty of product. My booth was beginning to look bare after the first day! Needless to say, I had a very late night making more product. It’s always better to plan ahead.
3. Business Cards. Business Cards. Business Cards. You can never have enough business cards. Check back to see how I made mine!
4. Consider working on a project while you are there. It draws people into your booth and gives you an opportunity to share your process. I was even able to custom alter pieces for my customers!
I had the lovely opportunity to meet this little fairy princess. Her father stopped by my booth excited to find someone who could potentially make smaller pieces to fit her. Of course, I was more than thrilled to do so!
5. Make conversation with people! You never know who you might meet.
Please let me know if these tips are of use! If you’d like to see more of what I create, check me out here. Feel free to share your own summer weekend activities, too!