Vacation and My First Art Show. . .wrapping up
|We enjoyed several more sunrises from our location on Perdido Bay|
|The HUGE wrap around screen porch was our favorite 'room' in the whole place. There were oodles of rocking chairs, three hanging beds, a hammock, and a porch swing. Heaven!|
|I even got a little work done from one of the hanging beds. I just pulled up a table and set to work making these stacking rings.|
|This was my view while I worked!|
As for the art show this weekend. . .Y'all!! I was so, so anxious. I was a bundle of nerves and excitement and tense energy. I was able to go and set up a few hours before the show, which helped get out some of that energy.
|Here's a closer look at the left side of my display. You should be able to click the photo for a larger image.|
|And, this is the right side. It's a bit harder to see since the door was on that side.|
I'll admit that I was clueless about what I needed to do. I tried smiling and saying hello to each person that looked over my pieces. I told them to let me know if they had any questions. But, I have such a hard time speaking to others that this took every ounce of my willpower. I ended up selling a few items, making a trade with one of the other artists, and garnering some attention as quite a few people took my cards. I even talked with the owner of a local boutique who gave me some tips and said she might be in contact with me. I went home happy but extremely exhausted.
This event was only a few hours long and it was a perfect starting point for me for something like this. I'm relieved to finally have some experience doing it and that makes me happy. Pat and I have some tweaks to make with the displays, but it went well all in all. I gained so much from it.
I'd love to know if you have any tips on doing an art show: presenting yourself and your product in the best light.
Now. . .to face this frenzy of a week!! Here's hoping you have a great one.