Hey ya'll! What a whirlwind of a month am I right!? I just got back into Baltimore from traveling up north to New Hampshire. I visited my oldest and dearest friend and sold some work at the Bethlehem Art Walk! The success I found selling work from a booth has led me to the decision to continue finding avenues to sell work at local community events! Let booth life commence!
There is something so magical about taking the time to make goods in the comfort of you own studio, and then go out into the world to sell them to beautiful people face to face. I met a ton of wonderful folks up in the north country. It's good to know many of my products have found happy homes.
I think being a Scorpio makes me a great candidate for booth life. We scorps tend to get crazy energized by people, we are great at opening up to strangers and making friends. After the Art Walk, I felt so much energy within me! Energy that comes from standing on your feet all day, talking about your practice, making new connections, asking questions and learning about others. One thing I have to remember is that I am always learning. I am by no means a master yet, and regardless of success, I have to stay humble. I will never understand all aspects of my practice-- as natural dyeing, shibori and quilting are packed with rigorous techniques and political history. I heard many stories and tips that were shared with me while selling work in Bethlehem. I love using new connections as resources! Sometimes, the best practice is to stay open-minded and listen to others who have lived longer on this earth than I have.
I am so excited to continue selling my work at new events and meet more fascinating people.
I hope to meet some of you soon!
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