I would like to thank everyone who made yesterday's ArtBeat festival a success! This was my first outdoor festival and it was super, duper HOT! I picked up a canopy from my local sporting goods store and I am so happy I did. Otherwise, we would have melted like crayons in a microwave.
After working a previous show, my friend Anne is now my chief marketing officer. She can talk up my products better than me. And when I sold out of my soaps, she turned it into an opportunity to draw people to my website by offering them postcards and business cards. She must be hired! Jere, my boyfriend, is the human calculator. Combined with his psychic abilities, he had exact change ready before people pulled their bills out of their wallets. Amazing! I owe it all to them.
The good news is that I sold out of nearly everything, so packing up the car was not nearly as difficult as getting it ready for the show. However, now I've got to stock up on my inventory - forthwith! I made a lot of great connections, including a couple of people who are interested in offering my soaps as an option for wedding favors and some wholesale opportunities.
Here are a few photos from the show ...