Monday, April 13, 2009

A photo Weekend

What a busy weekend! Two photo days fully taken advantage of! Yesterday we went for a drive up the coast. It was windy and rainy and cold. Still got quite a few pictures, though, including some of a lighthouse. One of my friends' has requested photos of all the Oregon lighthouses. 1 down... 8 or 9 to go.
This is Cape Meares Lighthouse. It's near Tillamook and since it's on such high ground, it's only 38' tall, making it the shortest lighthouse in Oregon. Currently for sale in my shop.
Last week, I put my stuff in a craft show. It was a different experience for me because in this craft show, I paid for table space and set up my stuff, then 5 days later I picked my stuff up. There were workers there all the time, but nobody manned their booth. And that's how it was meant to be. Well, I crashed and burned. One journal sold and that's it. I did not even pay for my table.
Perhaps it's the economy, perhaps it's because I didn't sit there, talking my stuff up. I think more the latter. There is another show like this in November, and I doubt that I'll consider it I think it's so important to actively market. To be there for questions, to point things out that they wouldn't see if they are just walking through. Perhaps I will still do craft shows, but not unmanned ones.
I'll be posting pics from my weekend throughout the week.


Avlor said...

I'm fond of lighthouses too. You captured this one very well!

Sorry to hear that the craft show didn't go as well as you would have liked.

BrigaBauble said...

Lovely lighthouse photo. Reminds me of this insanely detailed fantasy life that my then-4 (now 5-) year-old nephew and I planned out last summer at the beach because he was telling me about a lighthouse tour he'd taken the week before. All I had to do was bring him his lunch and a new book to read at the lighthouse each day and he would do all of the cooking and cleaning. LOL.

I think you totally hit the nail on the head with the craft show Robin. I often find that part of the joy of buying handmade is being able to discuss the process and product with the artisan. Seems odd they run it without the sellers. I had never heard of that before you mentioned it the other week.

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