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Starting a Business, First Event Vibes

April 21, 2018

As most of you know, I started to turn my obsessive drawing habits into a small business. It has been crazy, exciting, fun, frustrating, time consuming, and eye opening, to name a few emotions. My uncle and his wife were the ones, or should I say the last ones that convinced me to go to an event. I actually listened to them and started to research different events. My first event that I applied to I didn't get into. It was like not getting into your first choice college. BUT I did get into others! I got in to the Made in Maryland Festival! I was shocked, it felt unreal. So I started to prepare for an actual show. A lot goes into it. I've had months to prepare, and it is now 2 weeks out and I'm still preparing. My dad has been a big help in this process. I'm not sure I'd be able to do it without his help. He's a carpenter, and owns his own business. He is helping me with the display and set up. He's made an awesome stand for my matted work, and a box to hold my unframed work, along with helping me figure out other stuff. Anyways, back to Made In Maryland Festival, 14 days away, can you say stressed?!? I'm sitting here writing when I should probably be matting my artwork, or making art. :) I found out I'm under the pavilion, so I don't need a canopy so now I have to re-think how to hang my sign. ANDD we can't pull the truck up to my spot at the venue so we have to use hand trucks to get it all there, how far are we going to have to park?? That makes me nervous/worried.

 

I found out in this process that I suck at organizing, and I need to stick to a list. Wish me some luck on this first event. It is May 6th at Kurtz' Beach in Pasadena, MD. Come stop by!

 

I have also scheduled other events. I have my Sundays booked up until the end of Oct. It is crazy, I never plan this far ahead.

 

So much to think about, so much to do. I better get to it!

 

 

 

 

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