10.22.2007

like a band of gypsies we go down the highway. . .

I was at the first of a handful of holiday themed shows this past weekend, that was the warm up. It was a little rough. Humbling springs to mind.

But I met wonderful, kind people. I love that about shows, the exhibitors and shoppers and the chance to connect. Plus, my neighboring booth was the kindest man who makes an instrument called the Woodrow. He played music the whole time, the kind of music that keeps your feet tapping and a smile on your face, despite how little you sell. What a refreshing man he was!

For the next 4 weekends there will be more shows, and more refreshing people to meet. Then 2 weekends off and the big drive to Boston! 3,300 + miles over the next 7 weeks. Any tips for surviving all the bumps in the road, keeping confidence in tact, and interesting, must-see places along the way?!?

3 comments:

David said...

Grand post.

treasuring said...

no way, you are doing ICE??? You are coming to Atlanta? How fun is that? I applied, too, and really hope I get in....

my advice about all the shows: there are always going to be bad shows. it is nothing personal, and it happens to us all. just keep doing shows! also, listen to really good music on your drives. singing really loud always helps me on long road trips!

it also always helps to get as much encouragement as you can: example-- your work is AMAZING. No kidding. I drool over it daily. The people who didn't snatch up your goods at the bad show were fools! (this is true!!)

Hope this helps a little. :)

sk8ordiehard said...

thanks for making me laugh, Jessica!
It helped a lot. We'll meet in Atlanta, hooray!