Another reason I knew it was time to leave the year-long part-time job that's become more and more time-consuming is that I was dropping the ball more and more on my own projects. As much as I was, admittedly, enjoying myself most of the time. (What with all the creative projects they "let" me do!) Nonetheless, it wasn't without its sacrifices. Here's a great example:
Today I'll be at the Triad Area Spring Pottery Festival. This past year hasn't given me much time to make it to sales and festivals, or to pursue representation in boutiques and galleries. And it sure hasn't left me the time I need for promoting the events properly when I have participated. Such as today. I mentioned it a few days ago, almost as an afterthought, this event of today. And that was the only time it's been referenced on my site. I've told a few friends, too, so maybe I'll see extra famliar faces. That would be cool.
My friend, Marcy Reid-Smith, actually got me the "hookup" this go 'round. I wasn't even going to participate in this show - where I've sold many pots and lamps and necklaces over the years - this spring. But she, goodie for me, overbooked her weekend and needs to be somewhere else. So her husband is bringing her things down in less than 2 hours, (Yikes! Hurry, write faster!) he'll help me set them up, and I'll set up around her - and run our little booth, hopefully selling for the both of us, in her absence. It was a gift to me, just as surely as I will (hopefully!) be helping her out today.
Plus? I get to see all my "old" potter friends! So many of the people at this show have been there for years and years and it's become like family. Not to mention that some of the other potters really are family: I took classes with them at Art Alliance for years, and so I'm giddy with the thought of seeing so many faces that have been missing from my life for so long now.
All in all, I'm anticipating a truly delightful day. Come down and visit if you get a chance, 'kay? (Even if you just want to browse - it's a great atmosphere. Plus I love all the hugs. You can stop by and give me one!)
Greensboro Farmer's Curb Market at 501 Yanceyville,
across from Memorial Stadium. 11-5
Yesterday was great. Not only did I get to see some friends I haven't seen in months, but I also sold several necklaces - more than one to a little shop in a nearby town! Our booth setup looked really sweet, I sold several of Marcy's pieces for her - including the nicest (and highest priced) item she had, and made 4 new pairs of earrings while I sat there, between talking to all the happy people who came through. And although it sounds like an exaggeration, people were really happy. There's something about this atmosphere that makes it difficult to be in a bad mood, see.
Now to organize all the booth materials and clean up the mess I made in my friend's home where I'm house sitting. She's lovely and would be excited about the spirit, but you know I'd die if for some reason they walked into their kitchen/breakfast room area early and saw the beads and other Jewelry Selling Accouterments spread out everywhere. But that's not gonna' happen, so no worries...