The First Saturday Arts Market was great fun! I made a few sales and met some really nice folks. It certainly was hot and muggy, though, and I’m really glad I brought an electric fan and had the juice for it. I’m making my list for “next time,” and aspirin is definitely on the list.
I met a fellow Leisa and we exchanged business cards. There aren’t many of us!
I don’t think I’m going to do the evening shows in the summer, but I’m formulating plans for White Linen Night.
Excited! My first event this Saturday. I’ll be at 548 W. 19th, in the Wind Water Gallery parking lot. First Saturdays in the Heights is a big event. It’s much more than the Arts Market. Come see me, and then hang around for the sights and entertainment!
I can’t believe how much time it takes to attach price tags and stickers. Despite my manic listmaking, I’m sure I’m going to miss something. Like a calculator, or some water to drink, or something goofy like that.
Huzzah! I’m going to be in my first First Saturday Arts Market! This is a wonderful outdoor market on 19th Street in the Heights that happens the first Saturday of every month. So on May 2, you know where to go.
May 2. Hmm, that means I have exactly two weeks to finish getting all my booth supplies. This should be quite the adventure…
I just put some jewelry in at The Artful Corner, in the Heights. The shop is at 3423 White Oak Dr., Houston TX 77007. I’m so happy to be in this shop! Margarete Sanchez-Ripps has a mouth-watering collection of fine crafts by American artists, some of which are very local indeed.
Also, I will have a booth at the Houston Highland Games on May 16-17. I love attending this event every year, out by Bear Creek Park. You walk towards the building, and you’re surrounded by the B-flat hum of dozens of bagpipes. Very happy-making! In addition to all the nanocrochet goodness, I will have some tartan scarves and maybe a few other surprises.
The Lone Star Ladies Present: Shop Austin looks like it’s going to be a really fun event! I didn’t find it soon enough to participate, but I will be attending, and I’ll have an ad in the program. Saturday, April 18 in Austin — see you there!
Well, I have just entered my first juried show. No, I won’t mention the name, just in case. But entering was more complicated and costly than I thought it would be, and I think it’s a situation I’ll be facing often. Half my stuff is jewelry and half is framed doilies – home decor. Shows don’t let you sell jewelry unless you enter in that category. But the category I want to be judged in is fiber arts or textiles. So I had to create two different profiles and enter the show twice. And pay two fees. Ouch.
What is a booth shot? Well, it’s a photo of how my booth looks at a street fair. Lots of fairs require a booth shot with the application.
It’s a little difficult to have a booth shot when you’ve never had a booth. However, I have been busy acquiring a canopy and other accoutrements, and I have a back yard. Voila, booth shot. Big time, here I come.