October 22, 2011, I had my first art and craft show with my skirt art. Keep in mind I have been manically creating pieces for this thing for two weeks, I made at least 20 new pieces. It was suggested that I made smaller pieces that would be more desirable to buy. Friday (the day before the show) I had to take my mom to the airport at 5:15am, which meant my art show prep started around 6:30am and ended about 11pm. I finished the day with a complete inventory list and a check list of things not to forget. Day of began at 6:30am, I was super excited and I got to the Square two and a half hours early. I set up with my sister and two of her kids, yet I forgot my stands to my gridwalls. Luckily my dad bought them and helped set them up. It was a family affair.
The fair was fun, although I had a horrible spot. I was one of the first people there and had my pick, which happened to be the worst. I was trucked away and tried to think of myself as the “sweet spot” where those who really wanted to see me or were suppose to see me would find me. And even though sales were slow as a rock being dragged by a snail and traffic random, friends and family came to visit to entertain me and show their support.
I left with $29 extra dollars in my pocket, which was just fine by me. Because even though my store may be called “MiA: Letting Go,” secretly I do not want to see any of my pieces go.