Hey guys, I feel like it's been forever since I blogged. It's only been about a week but I missed out on Paint Party Friday and Sunday sketches this last weekend. I've felt really out of sorts this last week or so and I think now that it was because I was stressing about this latest market I had. I've been working so hard on my jewellery and building up my stock with lots of variety and basically living and breathing it whilst also trying to keep two kids on school holidays occupied and happy. Then on Sunday hubby and I went off to do our latest market. It's a week before Mothers Day and we were told that this is the biggest market of the year and so had high expectations. It was very packed and busy and I did have lots and lots of people looking at my work asking questions and taking business cards and making lovely compliments. But it was my slowest market too. I'm not sure why but we just didn't do as well as I'd hoped. Perhaps I'd built it up too much and put too much pressure on myself? After talking to other market people I was told that it is just a very sporadic business and not to be disheartened. You can never pick when your big day is going to be.
So after feeling a little down about it I've decided to not let it stop me. I will have a break from the markets for a little while (it's cooling down over here now anyway so it's not something I'm keen to do through winter) and I want to get back to creating and painting and drawing as I've let that slip lately as I've been too busy.
I guess this is a constant learning curve.......
Anyway this is my stall on the weekend I feel like it was our best set up yet I really liked my signs and paintings and just the way it all came together so that's good!
Lastly I thought I'd share my owl painting with you. I showed my sketch in my previous post for Sunday sketches and finally got to finish it today!!! It's something quite out of my normal work so was fun for me to do and got my creative juices flowing again! :0)