Day one of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen show, done.
I sold a few barns, some stars and met a lot of really nice people. All in all, not a bad evening. Here are some shots I took while roaming around waiting for the show to start. Gerry came over and helped me set up on Wednesday, so I basically had nothing to do today until 4pm except make sure my lights were on for the voltage check. And since my booth was the most down and dirty booth I have ever done, it took no time to finish up.
It is really quite a hillbilly booth, but since I set up trade shows for a living for about 20 years, I'm just not that into the whole booth set up thing. I have my work at eye level, it is easy to see and it's not cluttered, so I'm good with it. I should make a better effort, maybe next year.... There are some people at this show with amazing booths that took them a couple of days to set up, and I just have better things to do. I definitely won't win any best booth award, that's for sure! The couple across from me did 30 shows this year, this one being the last of the year. They are weavers, ironically, and it was interesting to see how many people came into the booth and tried things on, but I'm not sure how much of it sold. I really don't want to do 30 shows on the road. When do they find time to weave? and where is the joy in making beautiful scarves and things with that kind of production going on. I just don't want my life to be like that.
My booth does not photograph well, but the work I have in the show is my best yet. I really like all of these pieces.
Deb also coordinates the high school booth for the show. There are always some great pieces in this booth, fun to see and it is almost always heavy on the clay side. My favorite was this banana phone. Stop by and take a look if you come over.
I would have photographed more pottery, but no one was at their booth when I was walking around and I started feeling weird about taking pictures without asking. Maybe I can try tomorrow...
I used my ipad tonight with propay for credit card transactions and it went very well. Stepping into the 21st century with my technology and it actually worked without a glitch. Cool!
So crowded,view from my stool,
can you say claustrophobia....
me, very tired...