|Baymoondesign at Biggs Museum of American Art|
Actually, the day was a bit of a train wreck for me! I have learned from past shows that before I put all of my jewelry and cards on the table, I need to make sure that the table is positioned correctly and lite as best as can be. The lighting was really poor when I first got to the museum because some of the lights were not working at all. I hunted down some museum workers and begged them to help with this. I have learned from past shows that lighting is critical to selling jewelry. Extra track lights were brought out and positioned so that they lite my table. Then I set up.
|Lesley Campana from The Celtic Knot Studio|
My neighbor to to my right for this show was Lesley Campana of The Celtic Knot Studio. She had some lovely handwoven scarves, table runners, hand towels, and dish towels. I think some of her prettiest items were scarves woven from silk. Lesley was a huge help to me. I had a big problem with one of my tables right in the middle of the show. The table with all of my handmade cards came crashing down with a loud bang. Lesley helped me pick up and organize my cards after I got the table up off the ground. Lesson learned from that episode--make sure the table legs are locked and once again make sure the tables are positioned perfectly from the beginning! I am still working on that lesson. I was lucky it was the cards that fell and not my jewelry.
|Ginny Barney, Mixed Media Artist|
The Photography of Carl Forsberg
I met Carl Forsberg previously and he helped me get into a show. Once again, it is helpful to network at these events. His photography is beautiful. He sells his photos as prints and also cards. His subjects are birds mostly and they are just stunning. I learned a lesson from Carl here at the show. He had some of his cards for sale in the museum shop and I looked at how he displayed them in clear acrylic containers and it dawned on my that this would be a great way to display my handmade cards in shops. Another opportunity for learning!
|Baywood Golf and Country Club, Millsboro, Delaware|
|View from my table|