Sunday, November 28, 2010

art ALL day #27: the biz baz

biz-baz-LAC

biz-baz-setup

biz-baz-table

biz-baz-magnets

every art/craft show i've ever done has sucked. today i finally broke the cycle! this is my tiny space in front of the bizarre bazaar, which ran from 9 to 5 today at the lawrence arts center. the table on the right held the bulk of the goods; the table on the left was for little people, with crayons and coloring books, to keep the tots occupied while parents shopped. i took a chance on the weather, which could have easily been lousy, but it turned out to be stellar, almost 60 degrees. i sold double my goal in both dollars and units, and finally got to meet a few people from the e-world live and in person! a big thank you to my family and so many of my friends who stopped by - especially to julie and stephanie who kept me sustained with hot chocolate, lunch, and brownies. hope to catch up on all of your worlds in the next few days - between posting every day and getting ready for the show, on top of the holiday and having the kids home, i've fallen woefully behind on visits. i will remedy that soon! but first, a bottle of beer, and then, sleep.

*p.s. the sale in the shop is still on through monday, november 29*

21 comments:

Annie Pazoo said...

Totally awesome, Aimee!

Annie Pazoo said...

P.S. Time to add your blog URL to your Etsy profile! Work it, girl.

painted fish studio said...

i soooooo wish i could have been there! your table looks so inviting/yummy, i am not surprised at your success. woot!

Buffalo Lucy said...

It was so great to see you today, Aimee! Glad it turned out to be a good one (weather AND traffic-wise)! Now enjoy your well-deserved beer and sleep!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Hooray! THe setup looks great - lovely and colorful. I'm so glad you've beaten your bad fair mojo! Enjoy a good night's sleep tonight!

Jeannine said...

Super! So glad the weather cooperated and that the show was a success in every way.

Cheers!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

That table looks great. So colourful and vibrant.

LuckyDog said...

Yay!! And congratulations!
How colorful and delicious!

Christine E-E said...

I agree w/painted fish studio... Your table looks so cheerful - how could people even consider passing without buying! & to think you set up a "kids table" - how cool is that!! I would love to visit Lawrence... it seems like such an artsy community!

Inner Toddler said...

the key is to get better at picking the right shows. You did it! Love the display. I knew you'd be a hit.

Bella Sinclair said...

WOOT WOOT! Congratulations! Wow, look at that splash of color. Table looked GREAT! And so did the peg board. Rest well, my friend. You deserve it.

Lisa MB said...

Artsyville is throwin' DOWN!

Congrats on your success at the Biz Baz, but mainly for setting and knocking your goals out of the park! :o)

[turns to person next to her] I know her, you know.

storybeader said...

what a gorgeous set-up... sure to attract a crowd. And the weather - I always worry about the wind. How on earth did you cope with that? Very congrats are in order! {:-Deb
ps love your blog, very inspiring!

S.E.Minegar said...

The mailbox made it!! Cute booth! Congrats on the sales too.

Thanks for another cheery post!

Eden said...

Oh Aimee, I'm just thrilled you did well in your Craft Fair!! Your stuff rocks and I be you got a lot of conversations started!! Heehee

freebird said...

Well good for you! I'm so glad your sale more than met your expectations. That's terrific! I'd have been by sooner to see this but I've been cooking since last Saturday (Thanksgiving and company) and finally got time to get on the internet today. Hope you get after fair business too!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hey! Congrats on the great show!!! Your little spot looks gorgeous! Yay!

Kat W said...

Your stall looked wonderful. I'm not surprised you sold so well - the display of your gorgeous work was a huge magnet like temptation. Well done on your sales. Cute & clever idea having something to keep the little ones occupied.

Kat :-)

AG Ambroult said...

sweet display! I'm *happy* you surpassed your sales goals. I have only ever done that once, but I'm hoping for huge success next weekend.
Hope you enjoyed some well-deserved post-show rest.

●• Thereza said...

how cool! your stall looks a treat :)
gosh, i've been a lousy blogger lately... just too busy
:-/

jennifer lee said...

Congrats on surpassing your goals for the show! That's fantastic. Gosh your table looks amazing. If I walked by, I wouldn't be able to resist your colorful doodles :)