Well what can I say...unfortunately I didn't do so well at this market. Chalk it up for experience I guess you could say.
But I don't want this to be a negative post. I met some great people here who were super friendly. The one thing I love since starting all this is meeting all the other artists/small business owners who do these shows. They are some of the nicest and most genuine people.
Mike, who was one of our neighbors was the best salesman I have ever had the privilege of seeing in action! He sells birdhouses as a part his family business and always had a way of making everyone smile who crossed his path. And Jessica was another neighbor who sold beautifully designed succulent plants. She had so much energy and never stopped moving throughout the whole show. Everyone quickly becomes friends at these shows, it's really an amazing thing to be a part of.
So I am sort of writing this to myself, but I just want to say don't give up! These markets are tough and tiring (both physically and mentally!) But I can't give up. No matter what, I know this is the path I was meant to go down. I know I was meant to be my own boss. Photography has been a part of me since I was little and I've only just started to find my path. There will be good days and there will be bad. I'm already looking forward to my next show at Downtown Bethlehem Fine Arts Show on Mother's Day weekend. I didn't get into this one last year, but was accepted this time around. That has to be a sign! Fingers crossed!