Day 1 of my first two-day show has come and gone. We left the house Saturday morning about 6:30, which is the dead of night for me. (I'm a hardcore night owl. 10:00 AM is early for me, even on a weekday.) It was a beautiful day in Southern California, except for the rain (including occasional deluges) and overcast skies. Not really an inviting day for the public to go to an outdoor art fair. I had a total of two sales. That was the bad news.
The good news is that the two sales involved a pen, a bowl, and a hollow form, and I've already made back my $270 entry fee and then some. So even if I sell nothing tomorrow, I've still covered my immediate costs. (I'm not counting start-up business costs like buying the canopy and display stuff.) And I suspect tomorrow will be better sales-wise, since the forecast is for clear and sunny weather.
The other good news (or at least a bit of ego stroke) was the promo poster LOML noticed in one of the neighborhood shop windows. This is a bad pic, but the hollow form on the poster is mine.
And here's a close-up of the fine print...they even spelled my name right:
I'll post the rest of the story sometime Sunday night.