Friday, December 14, 2012
Submissions are now closed, but you can read more about the award here if you're interested in applying for next year:
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sat. Dec 1st, 2012 I had a booth at the Christkindl Market in Black River Falls, WI. It was a wonderful event with music, dancers, food, horse-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, and even a camel for the kids to pet! Unfortunately sales weren't that great and I about broke even including what I spent on gas and lunch. It was a long, hard day! Still, it was great to see so many happy faces of people genuinely enjoying themselves. I wasn't sure I should have put up my "Subarashii" sign, thinking it didn't really fit in a German inspired festival, but they belly dancers preforming and polish sausage, so adding something with a Japanese flare couldn't have been that bad. I even made up some special cards with Christmas greetings in German thinking it would be cool for the event, but I only got lookers, no buyers. They're up for sale on the esty site now instead!
Along with my art prints and cards I brought the Christmas ornaments I'd made a few years ago but never sold. I even made a few new ones like this cute little Musketeer here. I'll be at another event this weekend, if I don't sell any of these ornaments I'll probably just give up on it and keep them for myself. They are really fun to make, but a little time consuming.
I'm not sure if I'll have a booth at the Christkindl Market next year or not, but if I don't I'll probably still go to check out the festivities because it really is a fun event!