I applied to be a part of this huge event many months ago believing it would be a great opportunity for me. There were about 320 vendors there and thousands of people came through the gates in search of something to buy.
Unfortunately, not many wanted to buy from me this time around. However, I came up with a theory about me and my work and the shows I do well at.
I have learned now that when someone goes to a craft show that is so well established they know what they are going there to purchase. I don't think it's my work that people don't like, I just think they weren't expecting to see that type of thing at such an event. This also means that the type of people that do like my wares wouldn't normally go to an event like this because they too, would not be expecting to see the type of stuff I make there. Therefore, me selling at shows of this size is something I will no longer do.
I knew when starting this whole adventure it would be a learning experience and it has been. There have been times when I wanted to give up but I just love creating things so much that I don't want to just give up on what I love so much.
On a different note, Letchworth State Park is amazingly beautiful.
I couldn't keep doing this without the help of my wonderful mother and you!! So thank you all so much! :D