prints for sale and other anxieties

I put a small batch of new prints in my shop.

I mentioned a while back that I would be doing a craft fair. Well, after a whole lot of fretting, I decided to not do it. Now, I’m feeling a mixture of both relief and disappointment. There are so many reasons why I pulled out, like the 10 x 10 canopy tent, how to hang my art, what to sell and how much to make, etc. But mostly I think it was a lot of fear and feeling completely overwhelmed with the lack of time to get everything done.  My new plan is to focus on my art and what I love to make (sans a huge load of stress) and then research more on the whole craft fair venue.  It is still something I am very interested in and hopefully will cross that off my goals list next year.

For now, I’d like to offer free shipping on all my art prints (for all US orders only) until Oct 8th.   I am planning on offering free shipping a couple more times before Christmas too.

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4 Responses to prints for sale and other anxieties

  1. kt says:

    Sounds like you made the right decision but I get the feeling down about it too. When you are ready you will know!

  2. Deborah says:

    Good for you. There are lots of smaller fairs in most areas. The kind of fair where you set up on an 8 ft table rather than under a 10×10 tent. You might look for one of those for your first time. Your prints are great. I’d love to shop at your booth!

  3. elsa says:

    I just ‘stumbled’ upon your blog and love it! and I’m now a follower!

  4. Jeanie Joe says:

    Still catching up on your posts.
    When you’re ready to do a craft fair, consider making walls for hanging artwork by zip-tying those metal grids together in rows of four. (Target sells them). Basically, instead of building the grids like shelving, you are making a wall out of it. This can be tied to the side walls of your ez-up or I use a rolling rack (I make purses). If you don’t make the zip-ties too snug, you can fold up the grids and put them in your bag (I made a special bag to tote my grid parts).
    I just did my first two arts & craft fairs this holiday season–intimidating, but I was ready and I loved it. The big fairs are better, since ‘foot-traffic’ is the name of the game. Get into the fairs that attract shoppers, not lookies who just want to go for a walk.

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