Monday, May 4, 2015

Outdoor Fairs 2015

The craft show circuit has begun and the tent and displays are standing in my garage, patiently waiting for the next adventure!

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!

Take care, gotta fly-

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