Monday, May 25, 2009

Festival Report

Ah well...it was the best of times it was the worst of times....ok, maybe a little too dramatic.  The day started off pretty well, no rain once we arrived, and sunshine!  That lasted until about 3:30 at which point a monsoon swept through the quiet downtown area of Burlington.  I was VERY lucky to have my husband, best friend Jessica, and friends Dan + Jane there.  They  acted quickly to gather my goods into the store behind us.  I think I only lost about 8 calendars.  I cannot complain!!  This poor man across from us in the street, had his tent canopy blow away, and a ton of broken frames/artwork!  This being my first art festival experience, was a good one to learn some of the weather related events that can occur.  Sales were slow, but lots of good comments and potential leads, and definitely a cherished day with husband and friends.  Some pictures below to show my setup.  How did Mark and Jessica elude the camera....hmmm...? Hope you all had a great Memorial Day!  xo-Emiko











9 comments:

knack said...

Oh my...so sorry about the weather! Boo.........

.......but your tables were ROCKIN', and I'm so glad you had a great time! xo

Patricia Stuever said...

I had the same thing happen at my first street fair. UGH. I LOVE the idea of the using the suitcases I have several myself.

eNVe said...

Congrats on the show! What a great idea using the suitcases! Your tables looked awesome!

george said...

Hey Emi

Markets can certainly be stressful can't they - there is always an element of uncertainty! Sorry to hear the weather was so wild... but your stall and styling look fantastic. Loove the suitcases.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Love the suitcases - what a creative idea! Your tables look so very nice.

June Shin said...

Your set up looks great! There'll always be some good and some bad shows, but always try to have fun. :)

Amy (the b-line) said...

Wow, I love the display! And you look adorable too. ;) I'm just getting used to the festival scene too--each time I learn a lot, even though I've yet to have a hugely profitable day. Sorry about the bad weather--but at least it was at the end!

Dallas Shaw said...

such a cute display

dallas
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Rice Candy said...

So cool, you got some good exposure. Glad you are still working at it, quite inspiring.