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 and sale today and they sold well.
Thanks to the wonderfully supportive community here in Greensboro, I have had a good sales season this holiday season, my first as an entrepreneur. Although I first started my archival store of stationery, T-shirts, and other collectibles in August 2017, none of my products were handmade by me. I enjoyed that experience but knew I needed to recharge and re-channel my own creative energies
Since moving to GSO, I have had 5 sales events and each one of them has been terrific! The best part of these events has been the people I have gotten to meet. This community, this city that I have now embraced, has some of the nicest, kindest, and friendliest people. They are also incredibly supportive of local artists and encouraging of our efforts. I have gotten compliments galore on my work and I am happy to say, sales to match those compliments too.
In December, I did 2 events, one at our local farmers’ market, and another at NC Soul Space‘s Pop Up event. I truly liked the events, each one for its own sake. Here are some pics from the two events.
I hope you all have a happy holiday and enjoy your time with family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my work. Every sale, every compliment, every encouraging word, every social media like, love, and wow, every Etsy order, every comment whether on Instagram or Facebook…your support has meant the world to me. Thank you.
I remain open to custom orders and you can always shop right here at the store on this website. Until 2019…
I recently had the great pleasure of setting up shop at my local West Elm. I was a featured artist at their Pop-Up Market and I so appreciated the opportunity. I had a bunch of people come over and appreciate my work and I humbly accepted the praise and compliments. I also made a few sales which as always is great validation for the amount of time, effort, love, and passion I devote to my work. I look forward to becoming a more regular artist at West Elm.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity West Elm.