Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Show of the Year

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.


Kara Lennox said...

Hey, Mandy! Your booth looks great! I haven't talked to you in so long ... I am still in Dallas but house is finally on the market and we just made an offer on a house in CA. I'm hoping to come to a crafting circle soon (though I'm selling more vintage on etsy these days than notebooks!

Mandi said...

I'm going to be at the May 1st Craft Circle and I would love to see you if you can make it! If you want you can help me make some origami birds for the Spring Bash :)