I'm so bummed. I woke up this morning and watched the weather report because, like many of you around here, I have an outdoor show this weekend. Well, here's the report... Friday: Sunny 74f, beautiful, Saturday: Strong storms and wind between 12 to 6pm, of course the same time as the festival, and then Sunday 70f and beautiful again. WTF!!!! And then beautiful all week until Thursday when Shakori starts, and on Thursday and Friday a chance of thunderstorms again.
So, I'm not sure I am even going to get out of bed on Saturday, looks like a huge storm is going to move through and I'm not into trying to keep a 10x10 tent from blowing away.
This has me thinking about my future with outdoor shows and if it's worth it. I will lose the booth fee for this Saturday, just great! Shakori will be ok, because those folks carry on rain or shine. But my goal is to have a decent income from my work, and sketchy weather is not going to help grow my business. I am going to have to look for alternatives. I think I need to get busy and seek out some galleries, I have work that would suit some of the galleries around here. And then there is my Etsy shop, which is just sitting there doing nothing. Maybe I'll use rainy Saturday to shoot some pictures and add some things to my shop... it's just such a time suck and I get really bored typing all that shite. I would also like to do more indoor shows but the booth fees are insane for artists like me. Oh crap.... what to do. I'll probably head over to Hillsborough in the morning and just see how bad it's likely to be, worse case, there is a great coffee shop and book store there, I'll just get jacked up on caffeine and buy some books!