Today was my second successful art and craft fair.
I have to admit that the day started out a bit funky. I went to bed too late and got up early to run around the house with my head cut off (note to self, do not work the day before craft fair). Once I got to the venue, I was a bit worried no one would come. Then, my original set-up idea fell apart because the wind decided to pick up and start blowing everything over. Urg!!!
I had wanted two poles on each side of me with a wire of my prints. I also spray painted a huge clip board with magnetic paint (that wasn’t very magnetic) to hang a few prints on as well. It all looked so nice set up in my back yard(should have taken a picture). But that wind had other plans!!! I had to scrap the poles and the board. Once I finally got everything STUCK in place with poster putty, I felt a little deflated. AND I was worried that there wouldn’t be very many people making it to this small event. Oh well, I thought. This will be good experience.
Little did I know that my art would be so well received! I did what you guys told me. I accepted credit cards (Square, I love you) and I did bundle pricing. I also added cards with my art on them and they were a huge hit. My art prints were a huge hit too. I think it really helped to see them framed.
More things to remember for next time….
* Get a bigger table. We almost did this the night before, but everything was too crazy and we didn’t have time.
* Take water and snacks!!! How could have I forgotten this!
* Take newspaper and big bags. I sold two large pieces and was not prepared for that!!
* Still need to work on a better set up. I’ve been collecting ideas over on Pinterest.
What I loved….
* It is so fun to chat with people.
* Fun to meet other artsy/crafty vendors too! Like Clare (we traded an art print for an awesome bracelet!!)
* That I am learning so much about all of this (and myself).
* I especially adored all the little girls coming over to my table to swoon over my necklaces and rings. They made my day!
I will definitely be doing more art fairs.