"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Time to Slow Down...

My summer shows are over and it is time to slow down...a little. I have another show coming up in September, but for now it is time to enjoy being with my family. I really enjoy participating in art shows. Rising before the sun and hauling all of my gear two blocks to my assigned spot, there is nothing else like it. Ok, I am joking about that part, but I really do enjoy meeting fellow artists. And I love seeing the expressions when people see my eye rings or when they find a pair of my earrings that they love. It is a great boost of self confidence. I create jewelry that I love, it makes me very happy when someone else loves it, too.

If you saw me at a show and are looking for a specific jewelry piece,
I am working on getting everything listed in my Etsy shop. If you don't see the piece you were looking for, you can contact me and I will list it online for you right away.

Early morning setup.

What a beautiful day for a show!

Over the winter I will be working on my display to have it ready for next spring and summer. I would like to drape some more fabrics around to give it more of a gypsy caravan feel. I got many compliments on my displays and the beaded curtains were a huge hit. In fact, many people asked me if they were for sale.

Thankfully, I have the best assistant ever! My husband was up at 4 am before each show, lugging heavy packages and bins around, and didn't stop until we were home at night, exhausted. He is also the best salesman, giving tips and information about my jewelry to customers. I really couldn't do it without him!


Athena's Armoury said...

Your booth looks amazing! I think adding more drapey scarves will only make it more beautiful. I love doing shows and really need to do more (probably not until after the 3 Day, though!).

Kiki said...

Yay..beautiful post! Wonderful to have a hubby like that! yes it must be alot of hard work doing all that..but what a beautiful-creative life you lead.. doing what you love..awesome! your work is beautiful..and i am certain so many are happy you do these shows..! Enjoy your rest-time and slow down..you deserve it!
Have a sparkling day!

mermaiden said...

my first comment was absorbed into the ether, but i shall not be daunted!

Scarves is exactly what was thinking for more Gypsy sway. Some deep colors with maybe a silver thread or two.

Your shop looks beautiful under the tent, so castley.

it's a great ego boost watching people fall in love with the creations from your heart and hands. Enjoy it!

and GO super hubs, takin' care of his lady :D

joanne May said...

The show and your jewellery look wonderful. I like the tents and venue amongst the trees.
It looks like a beautiful place to be selling artwork.
Enjoy a good and well deserved rest.:)

Best wishes,

Faerie♥Kat said...

I'm just in awe of everything you do!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I really love your booth(especially the way you display your jewelry..like that three panel) and where this show was taking place is sooo beautiful.

Enjoy your rest!!Hugs,Cat

Linda said...

Very nice display. Love the layouts...Very simple but eligant. I hope to see you during next spring and summer. Do you have a list of events. Would love to know.
thanks for the tour.

Beatnheart said...

wow!! I just found your blog and I love it!! Then when I saw the pictures of “my Lake Michigan” well that sealed the deal ...I’m originally from Wisconsin (5 blocks from the Lake in Sheboygan) and now live in California...I make jewelry also but it pales in comparison to your lovely jewelry! Also I love Waterhouse, Bourne Jones, so we have mega IN COMMON. I’m following your awesome!!!

Tammie said...

how lovely that your husband is so supportive and helpful! I love your idea of draping fabrics in your display, it sounds so gypsy moon-ish.

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