The Booth Shot
Just finished the latest firing here on Roan Mountain, but more on that later.
At long last here are a few shots of the new booth, making a valiant effort last week at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. The display turned out as well as I has hoped, the general plan being to present a simplified booth which left plenty of room for the work to stand out. In this respect I think it worked well.
On the other hand, the new booth was less successful in the “increasing sales” department. To be fair, this one show does not make for a fair jury on the effectiveness of the new booth, and it will have many more chances to be loaded and unloaded in and out of my truck and prove itself worthy.
Over the last few years I have been slowly doing a few more craft fairs each year and it seems there is a general trend developing. It goes something like this…catch wind of a “good” craft fair, attend to find that last year‘s show was much better, attendance was high unlike this year. Luckily there is always something to blame it on, sometimes the weather is too hot or too rainy, sometimes it is too nice outside. On one occasion the local state university’s home football game was to blame for keeping the masses away. This time I heard someone saying something about high gas prices and the economy heading in the tank… I’m not sure what they were talking about but I’ll look into it.