I know it's been awhile since I was active on here. I apologize for dropping off the planet for the last two weeks.
But my craft show came and went and I am pleased to say I did very well for my first show.
sat with me the entire day and my mother and a friend of the family were with me in the morning and throughout the day periodically to help me set up my table, bring me lunch, etc. This particular craft show is normally held the first Saturday of November but because of Hurricane Sandy it was postponed until March 2nd.
Most of the other vendors that spoke with me told me that they hadn't done very well at this show. Most of them hadn't even made back their table fee. Some hadn't sold anything at all. I felt so bad for them. x:
I think the fact my jewelry is priced cheaper than most of the other jewelry you see out there is what helped me make so many sales. I was also definitely very over-prepared for this show but from what I'm told things are much more hectic when this show is held during the Fall. I will definitely be returning this Fall and hopefully I'll do even better than I did this time.
was a huge help as well. She did all the wrapping for me for all of my sales and people were very pleased with the service they got. So thank you so much hon for all your help.
I also managed to get some photos taken (that I've been too lazy and exhausted to even look at yet) so once I go through them I'll see if there is anything I can post here or at the very least link to in a journal update or something.
Once the show was over though I was completely wiped out. As the day progressed I was becoming increasingly dizzy and disoriented. I spent the entire day after the show just laying on my bed watching Star Trek Voyager because I couldn't even sit up without feeling ill. Even lying down made me dizzy. It's taken me forever to recuperate from all the stressing I did but I'm finally getting back on track. I've been really burnt out since the show so I apologize for not having any art updates or jewelry submissions.
As far as my art goes I haven't drawn anything since a few days before my craft show as I was so busy trying to crunch in time for making more pieces. Being so burnt out afterwards I haven't made any headway with my art just yet. However, now that I'm all situated again I'll be trying to return to my normal pace of things. If you can believe it my sleeping schedule is still screwed up from that show.
Anyway! I have a few commissions I need to get started and for anyone interested there are still slots open. Just click the "Commissions" link in the left hand sidebar if you're interested. I'll be updating that journal in a few.
I think I might have some artwork to post that I hadn't yet gotten to edit and it's been sitting on my desktop for weeks now. I'll get to checking through it later on tonight or sometime within the next few days as I piece my life back together and try to be a more productive artist. I feel so guilty not having drawn anything or even made new jewelry since the show. And believe me...I still want to make more stuff.
It's supposed to be stupid nice here the next few days with something like 75 degree weather so hopefully I can get outside and take some pictures of my newest jewelry pieces. Maybe I'll even sit out there and draw. Who knows!
Okay. I'm done. I promise. Have a great weekend everyone!