Monday, July 23, 2012

Post Art Fair Wrap Up, Nerves

Thanks goodness I'm off today.
After two days of shmoozing, sitting under a tent, answering questions, and eating ginormous lunches, I'm pooped!
First of all, I barely made my money back.
This year seemed a bit slower but I did make more than last year.
I'm not disappointed or anything, I knew going in I didn't really have enough stuff and what I did have I wasn't happy with.
My Friend Kyle(MFK) and I were basically in desperation mode to get stuff on the shelves.
So anyways, I was about twenty dollars short of what I paid for the booth.
Seems like the entry fee was paid so long ago that it didn't really matter if I made it all back or not, but believe me I was keeping track!
I needed about twenty more stuffs, things that I put some effort into, to make a good showing.
By the second day, our shelves were sort of bare.
MFK and I were talking and it seems like every year we talk about cranking stuff out and filling them shelves and every year we end up scrambling to make stuff.
Okay, next year I'll be ready!
Maybe.
I did get lot o'compliments on my goofy teapots and that was nice.
I need to make up more business cards and let folks know where I'm going to be hawking my ware for a lot of people asked where I'd be selling my stuff next.
Sort of makes me feel like I need to be doing this more often.
So tiring as it was to sit under that tent for two days, I had a good time!
I'm already looking forwards to next year, and hopefully we'll plan ahead and have full shelves.
Today is the last day of vacation.
Oh boy.
I have mixed feelings as I'm really excited to get going but at the same time I'm starting to get nervous.
Pre-game jitters.
Buterflies and all that.
Okay, not really.
It is starting to keep up and night, not knowing exactly what I'm in for, but I'm up for the challenge!
Tomorrow we have a general staff meeting then I guess more meetings and stuff.
Wednesday is our first work day.
The kids come in next week.
So I gotta go hit up the teacher store and get some teacher supplies and get myself ready to go.
More on that later.
Anyways, time to iron my clothes and clean my car and put all my socks in one place and rearrange the stuff in my bag and all that stuff.
I already cut my hair.
I'm a role model now don't you know.
New shoes for tomorrow:




















I hope I can get to sleep tonight.
If you know what I mean.

3 comments:

Trevor said...

Best of luck with this new position, not like you will need it though I am sure all will go well.

By the way it sounds like there is a healthy demand for your 'wares', so I would do a bit each week from now on and then come next year you will make a killing...or something!

-Trevor

rlove2bike said...

From pictures I have seen of the things you have made, they look great. I hope things go better next year.

Good luck on the school year.

Thanks for the post!
RL

limom said...

Thanks guys!