(confession...I posted this two days after I wrote it. I meant to post it yesterday. I did not. Obviously! So it's actually been raining today. ALL. Day. Long. Whatevs...happy reading!)
It’s sunny and supposed to be over 60 degrees today! Can I get a WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! I love sunshine. It’s so happy. It’s taken me ten minutes just to type those two quasi-sentences because I keep staring at the sun shining out the window that’s two feet away from me.
So last week I took a bit of a break but I am back! I found out last week that I was accepted to be a vendor at a Spring Market in March (get the deets HERE!) I am super excited about this market. It also means I have less than a month - er, I mean less than three weeks?! - to make a crap ton of stuff to sell at said market.
That part can get a bit tricky when signing up for markets/craft shows/etc. There are times when you don’t know you will be accepted into the market until closer to the date. So that leaves the question of “when do I make stuff and how much do I make?” I don’t want to have a ton of product on hand at all times. First, it’s a lot of cost upfront with no certain sell point/end date. Second, I simply don’t have the storage space! So yeah. When I applied for this market I kept it in the back of my head but didn’t really start making much. So I must bust my little booty over the next few weeks.
I have a lot of ideas of what I want to sell at this market. I have work I need to finish glazing so I’ll be selling that but I also wanted to make some new stuff. Since Spring is right around the corner and the market is right before Easter I really want to sell some planters and lanterns. Last week I started by making some lanterns. They are looking pretty awesome so far, I can’t wait to finish them/clean them up. On Monday I worked in the studio again and made a few planters to start my day. Then it went a bit downhill. I ended up with a pile of mushed-up-this-didn’t-work clay. I pushed through and tried to keep working but said pile of clay kept growing like unwanted facial hair. Not my best day of work. I managed to salvage several pieces but threw in the towel a little earlier than I wanted. I may have said some curse words. And the towel I was using may have grown wings and flew across the garage. By itself, I swear. I’ll get back to the studio tomorrow but for today I am enjoying the Spring weather with my son. Perhaps the sunshine and fresh air will help me create some awesomeness the next time I’m in the studio.
Update: Like I said above, I originally wrote this two days ago. I enjoyed the sunshine with my son at the zoo then again at the park yesterday. I had a super successful day in the studio today. It's amazing what some sunshine can do for your mindset and ability to work. I cleaned up a few of the planters I made, made some soap dishes, soon to be beer mugs, and two pitchers with tumblers (something new I came up with on the fly...because I felt like it apparently!) I have a few more things I want to make over the weekend then I need to really buckle down and get all of this work fired and ready to sell! Wish me luck!