Monday, May 11, 2009

Spoil a Veteran Crafter


I went to visit my friend Larry while he was showing at the Swiss Avenue Home Tour and Art Fair yesterday. He had a full booth of gorgeous glass art and a special display of Japanese Kanji "Mother" pendants for Mothers' Day. I brought some water and the coveted dark chocolate gram crackers from Starbucks. That's why its good to have your friends visit you at shows!

I've done several shows with Larry last year, and I have learned so much. I am constantly improving my display, and learning how to "work" my booth. Like I said in a previous post, I learned a lot by watching how he interacts with customers, the way he talks about his work, and how he makes them laugh. He has a blog geared toward people who are newbies in the craft show world, and there are some great tips there. You can find it here: Kessler Craftsman Blog.

Larry and I will be at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash this Saturday. Also Larry will be giving away fused glass rings and I'm giving away marble magnets; both of which can be found in the Spring Bash goodie bags. Be one of the first 50 people through the door to score one!

4 comments:

ErinMichael.com said...

I'd like to read your whole post, but I got distracted after dark chocolate graham crackers at Starbucks...(door closes--walking across street...)

Mandi said...

No doubt they are one of my favorite snacks, hehe :)

Lisa said...

Hi there! Loved your post and the photo, very fun. Made me wish I was still doing shows!!!!! I think we might be flower-power kin! Your blog is great, I love the pics at the top, so cute!!

Mandi said...

Sweet, I'd love to have a flower-power sista! Thanks for the compliments :)