Updated: Aug 26
Art and Craft show stories
It takes a certain kind of person to do art and craft shows. No, wait... It takes a certain kind of mostly crazy person to do art and craft shows. You have spent the last two weeks making artwork and deciding what artwork to bring. Changing your mind about what artwork to make. Changing your mind about what artwork to bring. Then packing all of the above. You set the alarm for 3 am, not that it matters you are too excited to sleep anyway. After an up to 3-hour drive depending on where you are heading, you arrive at the show. You have checked in, big hugs to your friends and fellow artists. Now hurry! unload the truck and set up, here come the customers. This begins the long day of standing and talking. Of arranging, rearranging, and re-rearranging your artwork. During the day you will hear the question many times, "Do you make all this yourself?" It's always great to hear that question because you know that someone is interested enough in your work to ask about it, and hopefully take some home. At the end of the day, it's time to secure your artwork and put up your booth walls. Now grab a bite to eat and head to the hotel exhausted. So why the big smile on your face? It's the unmatched feeling of satisfaction you get when you talk to that customer who just gets your work. It's because you love making your artwork and this is one of the best ways to get it out there. Well...you have to wake up and do this again tomorrow, so it's time to get some sleep.
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