Hello! Well this week I have been staying off the computer as much as possible in order to forge on ahead with preparations for the Art Market this Sunday. I have been sculpting, painting, sewing, embroidering, stringing, painting display boards and so it goes on!
Above is Lydia – the largest clay doll I have made to date and she is a sweetheart. I am feeling a bit tired so don’t quite have the head space for story-writing today with many things still on my to-do list – but hopefully tomorrow I will be able to take some time to write a wee narrative to go with the new collection of characters – many of which I have still to show you! They are all photographed so I shall be blogging each one next week – perhaps some of them will find new homes this weekend.
I am so pleased with how my work has been coming together and I think it may be the most stock I have ever had for an event which is great as I have a couple more craft fairs in the weeks after this one as well as an upcoming exhibition so it means I have a good start on having enough work for those aswell. As this is my main job, there is always a worry about how much I will sell at any event but I also try to remember that it is often not just about how much money you make on the day. Galleries and boutiques can come to fairs such as this seeking out new stock and at the end of last week I was delighted to be contacted by a potential new stockist who had seen my work on the flyer for this art market and was incredibly enthusiastic about my creations! I am going to visit them on Saturday to discuss the possibilities so should have some news next week about this – so that is a good start already!
Of course the housework and garden has been completely neglected – but hey ho – sometimes that happens! Today I hope to have a practice run at putting up my display – all good experience which is giving me ideas for the next chapters in my how to prepare for a craft fair series. I am hoping to write the next chapter next week so will update you when it is published here on my blog.