Friday evening was the Tampa Bay Etsy Craft Party, hosted at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. What a wonderful event! I had not even known about etsy craft parties until this year, and it was so cool! There were a ton of vendors, all of whom were talented in their own media and happy, friendly people. There were also craft demos, which seemed awesome, but I was too busy at my own booth to participate (not going to complain there!). It was really an amazing turnout- I definitely did not expect that many people.
The last few weeks I had been prepping for this show. It was my first indoor show of the year, and I wanted to make sure I had enough ways to display my work, especially all the art prints. It's not completely perfect yet, but it turned out to be a pretty good setup!
Another thing I had been prepping was a piece inspired by Sophie (my beauty pug) and her newest boyfriend, Wrigley (a very handsome, but obviously quite short dachshund owned by my friend Emily of Strings of Tampa Bay). I thought it might fall through, but at the last minute I got prints of this piece which I am calling "Love Pups" made and they are now available for sale!
All in all, it was a great sale. I got to talk to a bunch of nice people, both vendors and customers. Everyone was in such a great mood! I got to spend a few hours with Emily, and we had tasty tasty snacks. And let's not forget, I made some $$$! Haha. But in all honesty, it was super fun, and I hope to do more events like this- I hope especially that TBEC organizes another event soon, and that all the craft parties can be in such a beautiful venue as the Coliseum!
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