I couldn't have been more wrong! I was busy nearly every second of the show. At times it was overwhelming, with so many people in the booth and so much to do, but it was a much-needed shot in the arm and a great way to start the year. I think that when things are down, something pretty makes people happy, makes them feel better.
This is one of my favorite pieces that sold:
The other thing that struck me was how wonderful my customers are. They come back show after show, and since the majority of what I make is one of a kind, they know there will be something there that they haven't seen before. They bring their friends, and they are so kind to me. One lady brought me in some things for my cats, and another ran to get me lunch because I wasn't able to leave the booth. That's what makes doing shows such a pleasure. The hours are long and the stress can be high, but when people like that stop by -- well, it makes it all worth it.
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