Yes!! After over a year and a half, I was finally back in business, this time, right back at the city’s farmers’ market venue. I was really excited about being a part of this ‘by invite-only’ summer festival. I worked really hard trying to get as much as I could done in time for the big event. While the crowd was much thinner than it has been in previous years, I still had a great time, made some good sales, befriended a couple of new vendors, and was able to take my family out to dinner that night. So, all in all, a very exhausting but exciting day. I look forward to taking on more events this year, masks on, of course!
I did my first event at Temple Emanuel today and what a wonderful time I had! Every single person I met was friendly – always ready with a smile and encouraging words of support and/or compliment for my work! The set up was problem free since the tables and chair were provided. I had all the space I needed to make my display just the way I wanted. The fellow vendors around me were also very friendly and good neighbors with whom to share spaces.
I sold a variety of things – mugs, notebooks, rocks, phone holders, magnets, a coaster, greeting cards, and even a yo-yo, among other things. I only sold one wall art but that’s okay – The father and son who bought it wanted to buy it as a surprise for the mother and I felt so happy for their excitement and for making me a part of their conspiracy 😊.
Before I conclude, I did want to mention that I recently started making cards and I am absolutely loving the process. I put my cards on display (see above) and sale today and they sold well.
I will definitely do this event again next year.
On November 10th, I had the privilege of becoming a part of the Greensboro artists’ community. I applied and was selected (you can’t just pay and participate, it is juried acceptance only) to participate and sell my work at the Greensboro Curb Farmers’ Market Made4Market Holiday event.
The shoppers started lining up even before the doors opened which was such an encouraging sign for me as I am sure it was for other artisans. The Early Bird shoppers could start shopping at 10:00 am. for a small fee of $5. Admission after 11:00 a.m. and until 4:00 p.m. was free for all. I had a great location right across from the door and even though that made it cooler in the morning, as more people came in and the place got busy, it was nice and comfortable. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the crammed spaces between the tables. As in, the people with their backs to me with their display table on the other side and I barely had enough space. This cramming of course means more room for shoppers to move in the aisles which is of course a good thing. I didn’t mind the inconvenience, just wish it was roomier.
I got a great response from the visitors. I feel so grateful to be accepted into this community and meet the wonderful people here who are so incredibly supportive and encouraging of my work. I had many a wonderful conversations with those who visited my booth, whether they bought something or not. Many people complimented my work, my patience, and the variety of items I had and I felt truly humbled. Thank you to all who attended the event and helped support local artisans and artists
Here are some images from my booth.