It's been a year since I began this journey and I have more admiration than ever of the people whose livelihood depends on their determination and physical strength!
The creative side is sooo much more fun- the physical side, not so much- lugging the tents, tables and displays are not for the weak, it takes stamina and strength to set up your "little shop" every weekend- the weather can be your friend or in some instances, an unfriendly enemy-
Last weekend, a big 2 day event, was exhausting, exhilarating and windy- the wind was not a friend- as seen by the dirt skid marks on the tiptop of my tent! As I arrived at the field for day 2, I approached my area with a bit of trepidation. The tables were tipped, papers, boxes and wares strewn about- my tent was no where near the spot I had left it the previous night!
A lovely man helped me locate it 2 aisles over, helped flip it right side up and we carried it back to my spot! Not a calm relaxing way to begin but I was thankful for the fellow vendors help that am!
So, if you are thinking about jumping on this craft show tour, remember that it's not a walk in the park. It's back breaking work, exhausting but definitely worth the trouble!