I survived my first venture into a show/sale as an artist! And I have to say, it was rather successful (yes, even with spotty rain on Sunday). Super happy with what sold and contacts made and how I handled everything. I'll post a few pictures so that you can see how my set up looked both days.
Thoughts for the future: maybe I'll look into a few more shows for 2019? I know that timing of the show is important. I think because it was right before Christmas, this was key to success as people are looking for others when they go to a show like this. Art is very subjective too - people buy what appeals to them. I really thought blank note cards would sell ($3 or $5 each), but I have a ton left over. I'm glad one of my larger paintings sold too. I also realize that I can't always make a sale just because someone looks at my work. And, as I sit here and reflect on all that this weekend was, I remember what my two veteran booth-mates told me: every show is unique and you really cannot predict what is going to sell.
Today, I am grateful for those two keeping me company all weekend and sharing their tales of show adventures. Carol (and Andy) and Linda - I send you a virtual thank you and big hug. Hope we run into each other again somewhere down the road.