06 July 2007

ready, set ...go

three canteen vases
(for sale this weekend at the ACGA sale)

The calmness of this image is deceiving. I am using it on purpose to psyche myself out into believing I am calm. I am calm, actually, though a bit overwhelmed with all the little stuff that needs to get done for this weekends sale. Craft sales are like playing "store" for a weekend. Imagine starting up a brick and mortar business from scratch for just two days. That means, build the building, make all the stock for the shelves, make the shelves, set up all the business stuff, make sure you have all the bags and packing, price everything, set it up and then clean up, make yourself look pretty and become a shop keeper and be pleasant to everyone who walks through your door (even the not so nice ones) for two days straight, then tear it all down and pack it all up. Then go home and flop on your bed in exhaustion. It is a little intense but you get a kind of rush from it all. Momentum, it is all about momentum. I have to run now, have a building to build and a shop to set up! I will think about looking pretty tomorrow. Please come on by to the ACGA sale this weekend if you are in the area. I would love to meet you if I haven't already and if we have met then lets catch up!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana,
My name is Deborah, fm Sao Paulo/Brazil and unfortunatelly I`m too far to come on by. I read yr blog periodically as I`m a brazilian potter also but I`m not good with words like you are. Anyway, I`m writting to wish you good look and good sales during this weekend.
Boa Sorte. (means good luck in portuguese).
Deborah

amisha said...

go diana!! you can do it!! :) good luck with everything... thinking of you!
xo

Belinda said...

Good luck with your sale Diana, hope you sell all your gorgeous stock.
Really wish I could come by to see it all, but Australia is a bit far!
Sending my best for all the nice, happy customers to come your way ;)

Chi Le (aka Peppa) said...

I'm sure the show will be a success. How can it not be with such beautiful work!

Tiffany said...

The stock for your "2 day shop" looks fabulous! I wish you many sales and only happy customers!

Abby Creek Art said...

Good luck, Diana! By the way...will you be selling any of your new works online after the show? Yee gads, I love these three new vessels you posted today! Gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Hope it went well for you this weekend. Love those vases but then I love all your work! Craft shows are so exhausting. I hope you found time to put your feet up afterwards.

Melinda said...

and now (soon?) for the reports--how were sales? were you a star? what did you learn that will transform your next directions? Remarkable insights, now that the dust settles a bit? Do share if you would
Enquiring minds want to know...

Cynthia said...

I hope you had a successful sale and are recuperating nicely now. I find them exhausting, but fun.