The stall was in a sweet spot by the main foot path which meant heaps of foot traffic. There was a lovely couple who had bought books off us before Christmas and they returned for more. Feedback from customers is always valuable and I’m always excited to recognize people who’ve stopped by the store to say hello. It’s amazing what you learn from talking to people. I learned from one lady (Amanda) that there was an artist book club in Brisbane.
Having good neighbours is also important to me. This time we were beside a stall that sold honey (Dave was his name, I think and he helped me pack up my marquee) and opposite one that sold creams that helped sooth arthritis pains, migraines and such run by a cheerful couple who were very sweetly in love. I was also visited by two young entrepreneurs who made customizable fabric and bottle-cap accessories that are definitely worth checking out. I didn’t get a chance to visit their stall in return, but I’d very much like to.
Towards the end of the market day it began to rain. Though water is a nuisance, I only find myself grateful that it held back until the end.
Successes goes with the occasional not-success, so to be unbiased, I must report that my latest submission to craft gawker was rejected due to problems with the lighting of the picture. Instead of being discouraged, I’m keen to submit again and I think I have some excellent pictures. The only problem is that they aren’t of things I’ll post online. One of the rules for submissions is that the item must be on a blog or for sale online.
Our next market will be at Tambourine Mountain and I’m looking forward to the crisp mountain air.
Until then, may the force be with you all,