I know, I know, I really should be working on building up my inventory for the final Uptown Market this Sunday. Or, I should be adding new pieces to my dwindling stock in my shop. Or, I should be making prototypes of season-based pieces from the sketches I've drawn. But, I've been having way too much fun working on some very cool custom pieces.
Wooo Hooooo! We did it!
It feels incredibly good to have my first craft fair over and done. It was a great experience and, like most newbies, I learned a lot, thankfully with few regrets. The weather ignored all the prognostications for heavy rain, and gave us pocketed sunshine throughout most of the day with only about five minutes of a very light sprinkle mid-day. Every minute that it didn't rain, my smile got bigger and my shoulders relaxed more.
...and tired! Once again I have stayed up way too late working on other things (see previous post) and managed to catch a treasury opening. Here's the latest, inspired by one of Kendra's amazing new paintings. I love the colors, the forms, and the overall energy of the piece. It makes me happy. Enjoy!
I'm almost completely consumed with preparations for the upcoming Uptown Market in 12 days. This will be my first craft fair as a vendor. I've been to them before as a buyer and to take notes, but I've never been on that side of the table.
I really ought not to stay up so darn late, but I did and I happened to catch the main treasury opening*. All I had to do to find delicious items to collect was to look in my favorites. If I could, I would buy them all up right now. For the moment, I'll settle for a good, long drool over them. Enjoy.
I love paper.
I like treating the Earth with respect.
And I'm hopelessly hooked on Etsy.
What do these three facts have in common? A little something called "After Craft," that's what. Let me explain.