First of all... I just want to say thanks to those who let me know their opinions on my tutu girl, it was really helpful to get a different view point. It can be hard when you are close to a piece of work and good to see it though fresh eyes. I have decided to have no tutu (which was the way I was probably going to go before I asked your help) but I will save the abandoned tutu for another painting in the near future. Thanks again you guys.
The Porangahau craft fair was... well, it was windy, now when I say windy I mean like gale force gusts kind of windy!!! I had to hold down my two easels and pendant stand the whole time I was there. Although the wind did die down a bit in the middle of the day, there was still the odd gust that would suddenly come unannounced causing things to go flying all over again. It was quite exhausting... But apart from the wind it was a good day, quite a few people came through and I meet some really lovely people, even someone who said she reads my blog, so sweet. It was also great to share the experience with fellow New Zealand Handmade members Mel, Kya and Joy.
Here is a picture of my table (I took 7 photos, and this is the only one that looked half way decent). I took the photo just after we set up and it wasn't too bad, wind wise, it actually looked quite promising, little did we know what was to come.
It was really interesting to see what people liked, what they were drawn to, what they requested more of, what nearly ran out and what didn't even get a look in. I really enjoyed talking with the people who came by my stall, nice to hear their positive encouragement and to meet people who had bought some of my work at other venues and recognised it as they walked by.
It has encouraged me to do a little thinking on a few new display ideas for the Hawkes Bay Design Market on November 21st.