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Musings, art pieces, compiled mishmash of creative blobs and the daily life of Lyza Roderick – artist, visual merchandiser, + lover of the earth. Owner of Dreamsongs on Etsy Follow my creative + crazy journey discovering the ins + outs of well, everything.




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One Festival Down, 6 To Go...

Last weekend, accompanied by my mom and some new tent walls, we vended at our first weekend long festival and it went pretty well.
It was on the Green on Hyannis Main Street and the weather was perfection.
We were only allowed to sell our Crystal Dreamcatchers at this one because so many other people did jewelry, blah blah blah, etc. BUT, it was a good learning experience to see just how much jewelry we do sell and if it draws people in and the like.
What I learned was, yes, our jewelry matters.
I'm not saying we didn't make any money, because we did, but I think we would have had more sales if the jewelry was out as well (and if I was more prepared).
Jewelry takes up probably a third of our display space and at the festivals we have participated in the past, I was used to having dreamcatchers and jewelry on display so I figured 40 dreamcatchers was enough.
It wasn't enough.
I sold a good amount and I kept re-arranging to keep the table/tent looking full but after awhile, it was no use.

I also believe that there was too much white.
It looks clean and nice but I think it lacked interest.
Maybe, if I use walls again during the day, I will change up the table cloth to a patterned one or add some interest to the ground with a blanket/rug. 

But enough negatives.
All in all it was a great experience and a good way to kick off our festival summer season.
Next one is 4th of July weekend and I want to have 60 dreamcatchers done for that one so my fingers will probably fall off before this is all over.

Mama + me
Weaves and words
Daddioooo!

So now its on to the next one...
and the next and the next and the next + 2 more!
Taking a vacation/hiatus in a little less than a month with my dude and going up to Portland, ME for a few days. Excited for a little RnR in my favorite city.

Until next time.
I'll be weaving till my fingers go numb.
Lets do iiiiiit!