Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mudstar Is One Year Old!!!
Like most toddlers, Mudstar has been at once fussy, temperamental, giggly, and delicious. She's contributed to a lack of sleep and many happy days. She's been a test of patience and a source of pride.
Today is the Spring Shoppes at Johnson Park School, and last year at this time, I was stressing over my table coverings, a logo, how to run credit cards, how to set up shop. It took me untold hours to get ready for this one day event that benefits my boys' school. Though I'd been selling on Etsy and completing commissions for a while, it was my first time where my face would be right next to my work. I was so nervous!
Now I have several shows under my belt, some of them juried, some of them with thousands in attendance. I have had people turn up their noses at my prices, wax rhapsodic over my lamps, buy multiple pieces, take cards that turned into wedding jobs and also that turned into nothing.
I am proud to say that today was easy. Packing was easy. The set-up a breeze. Ran credit cards on my Square like a pro. Though the Shoppes is a smaller scale show, it will always have a place in my heart for what it represents. Right now, I'm selling my art down the hallway from where my little third grader is reading a story, with confidence, to his old first grade class. And we're both happy.