Setting up my stuff again this morning, I felt like the weather was good, I had a surpring amount of energy -- and it was going to be a good day for sales, especially since the new set-up I did attracted several people over even before the festival officially opened. Unfortunately, right around noon the weathered turned ominous, and for a couple of hours the whole area was darkend with clouds and disturbed by huge rumblings of thunder. There wasn't really much rain until I guess around 2, when the sky let loose with a shower that went on for a half hour. Everybody scrambled to pull their things further back under the tent, and meanwhile people stopped coming through the festival :(
Finally around 3 the rained fizzled and things picked up again. Daniel and I both had some successes. After only having sold 3 CDs so far today, around 4 Daniel had this woman come and buy like a dozen at once.
My neighbor Todd from the Metropolitan, whose booth was across from us, finally managed to get away from his booth and, seeing Breeding Discontent, bought a copy immediately :)
For Metro Girl clients, I actually picked up several prospects, including an editorial consultant, an events booking agent, and a jeweler. For the whole weekend I had around 5 prospect and if even one of them pans out for a job, I will have covered the cost of having the booth. I don't think I'll being doing the booth thing again but hey, I don't think it was a bust either.
Oh, and another neat thing about today's booth action: Had Abbie with me from 3ish 'til closing and she was well liked by everybody, including Marty's dog.
One thing that seems to have come out of this weekend is a desire on my part to finally do something about decorating my office. It's really the only room I have that's not really decorated. All the other rooms have at the very least prints, photographs or postered framed and up on the walls. My office -- where I spend a ton of my time -- is blank. The furniture is nice but the walls are bare. Anyway, the reason I think of decorating it is that I saw several pieces of artwork at the festival that I really, really thought of buying -- including a Pop Art piece and this cool Chinese piece -- but they were both $100, too much for me to be spending, and they made me think, "Hey, make some art yourself, you bozo, frame it, and hang it up!" I'm thinking of actually going through some of my old, OLD artwork from grade school and all past years and seeing if anything would be cool to frame. I'm also going to look through my prints, including digital, and find things I could get enlarged into large prints or posters... It will be a lot cheaper and, I think cool to have up in my office, where I can think, "I made that!" :) Oh, and another thing I'm doing to decorate is to get my Babes in Baghdad poster framed.
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After taking all our stuff back after the festival, Caleb, Daniel and I went on a walk over to Slice, the pizza place over in Castleberry Hill. (thespian, this is on Peter's Street and right around where you used to live.) Yummy pizza as usual. The air was all wet and warm after the rain and on the walk back everything was dripping, remind Caleb and I both of Mimic.
I've got a hell of a day ahead of me, I can tell, but I am SO glad I got through this weekend!