[Long overdue] craft sale update!

My apologies – it’s been forever since I wrote. Did you miss me? No matter, I missed you.

I have a backlog of mosaics to write about (all from that big push I did to get ready for the craft sale), but first I want to tell you how the actual craft sale itself went. As you know, it was my first one and I started small – just a low-key event at my local neighbourhood community centre. No need to swim with the big fishes right away, right?

I think all things considered it went pretty well. Not being part of the regular craft sale community, I felt a bit out of place since everyone seemed to know everyone else. I also felt a bit ghetto since all the pros seemed to have a very elaborate set-up complete with lights, backdrops, shelves, and signs. Me, I only had a sheet to cover my table and some pretty weak homemade business cards. But hey, it was my first show and this is just a hobby for me.

Anyway, the sale. I started the day with 27 mosaics (I think that was the final count), and I went home with just 17. So, if my elementary school math is correct, I sold a whopping 10 pieces! I was actually really happy with that result because my goal for the show was to sell just one piece to someone I didn’t know (since all my previous pieces had been gifted to or bought by friends). Well, 4 of those 10 did go to friends (thanks guys!), but the other 6 went to complete and total strangers! The most popular item of the day: definitely the vases.

I think the most rewarding part of the whole experience for me was the positive feedback I received, which was very validating. One woman even asked me where my studio was (to which I replied, “Uh, my living room”). And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the craft sale in a nutshell.

Craft sale display

Let me know what you think!

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