I love this time of year, and love seeing all of everyone else’s lights and trees and yes, even inflatable decorations going up but I can’t seem to get into the mood to actually do any at our house for some reason.
Some of it may have to do with the fact that I scheduled a couple of markets on top of each other and am busy getting ready for them. To be fair, quite a few of the items in the works ARE decorations.
Some of it might have to do with the temperature. But I can’t use that for long as it’s getting back to feeling quite wintry today.
Whatever it is, I’m thankful we’ve been gifted a couple of items that are helping to give our house just a little bit more merry until we can get ourselves a little more into the holiday spirit!
I have LOADS of prep to do for the MarketSW coming up on Friday so I got started a bit earlier than usual (and I’m still working).
Photo is the unpacking before the packing. Every time I do an arts market or craft show, I unpack pretty much every piece of pottery I have in stock. It’s a pain, but worth it. Why?
One – ceramics are HEAVY, so if there are pieces I’m not terribly excited about anymore (or they have a specific theme that doesn’t fit the location or time of year), I don’t need to carry them with me.
Two – I hate pricing works. I think most artists/artisans have trouble with this! With everything out though, it’s a good time to review price on anything that’s previously been shown in relation to newly added ceramic works so that I don’t price my new pieces too high (or to low!) and check back on what seemed effective (or didn’t) last go.
Three – This process gives me an idea of what my display will look like, what colors are prevalent in my works, what shapes and sizes all the pieces I want to show are and how they’ll work together. Again, sometimes this means taking out pieces I love because they just don’t fit with the rest – which is hard!
I’m so looking forward to being back with new works (still hoping a few more tiny houses will be ready by Friday) and some old favorites. It’s looking like we’ll have good weather, maybe by the afternoon it will cool off a bit! One of the great things about this market though is that there is music, food and drink both onsite at LotSW and nearby. Friday night made.
Hey there! My new obsession . . . tiny houses, I’m hoping to have a LOT of these finished in time for the August 10 MarketSW – come see me for these and other new works!
I can’t wait to be back at this market! We just returned from a trip overseas and I was reminded once again just how special these kinds of regular markets are for getting a taste of the local culture.