My little craft show set up.
So, it went well. I think even if I hadn't sold anything, I would have considered it a success. It was a success for me to get out there and sell some things in real life. It was a success for me to actually MAKE some works to sell instead of just keeping everything in my sketchbook and hard drive and instagram photos, you know?
I left my display to the last minute but it came together really well I think. One trip to Ace Hardware yieled this $15 pegboard and some wooden clothespins, and the ribbon was left over from my brother's wedding. I printed out my signage on some Paper Source cardstock I'd found at Salvation Army for like 45 cents. Altogether I don't think I spent more than $20, which I'm pretty proud of. It makes me wonder how people make set ups for bigger fairs; it gets expensive to create all the work AND figure out a way to display it properly.
Overall people were really kind about my work. There were a few little kids there that just kept looking and looking, and THAT made my heart sing.
I had a few different postcard packs, an 8x10 print, some alphabet originals, and some mixed paper packs. All of these things will be in my etsy shop.... eventually. Let's say this weekend? The photography/styling part of etsy is my own personal challenge, and that's the only thing I have left to do, but it's a big task for me and doesn't happen without some toil.
Thanks for reading this far. I knew a few of you were curious so I wanted to post a little update. And another thanks for all your support. I honestly don't know if I'd feel as confident about my work as I do with the kind words and comments I've received from online friends. Thank you.