I am spent from my all-day adventure at the Funky Finds Spring Fling! I've done several shows by myself, and last year I did several shows with my amazing glass artist friend Larry. I learned so much from him watching how he interacts with customers, the way he talks about his work, and how he makes them laugh. I had my own booth this time, but Larry was right around the corner. I'm a lot more confident when I explain the complexities of my work, and I no longer cringe when I hear "$20 for a pen?!" because I know it's worth it. I had a great time and met some cool people.
Now I'm thinking about how I can improve my booth. I definitely need a new sign that coordinates with my new colors of sky blue and white. My goal is to help people understand what they are looking at. I slide the beaded tube off the pen, and explain how I weave all the beads ONE AT A TIME. I want to have a sign with shots of the process for the Spring Bash. Some people will just "get it" and love it, and those are my customers.