Posts

Showing posts from 2019

New Beginnings

Image
It's hard to believe that 2018 has already whizzed by and here we are in 2019! The rest of the year was a whirlwind of change, challenges, and fun in our house.

I decided to get out of the studio and into the public by trying my first series of artisan markets and events. I really enjoyed chatting with customers about my work and getting feedback. It was fascinating to see what people were drawn to and what they wanted to see. I don’t think I could have gotten such great insight to my clients in any other way.

During the summer, I participated in the Batavia Artisan Collective and The Alley Art Festival. Being in an outdoor venue is not without its challenges (wind, rain, extreme heat!) but each show my booth grew and changed. I loved figuring out the best way to feature my work. These shows were so much fun I continued throughout the fall and winter, partaking in The Heritage Prairie Artisan and Food Fair in Elburn, and an Artisan Holiday Pop-up Shop during the First Fridays Cocoa…