“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Hello my lovelies!
It’s been a whirlwind of a few days, and while I’m happy it’s over because I’m exhausted, I’m also glad it happened. I’m overall very happy with the art show experience and how it went, but there were definitely a few bumps in the road and a lot of stories to be told.
Because I’m me, I started the day of the show by waking up an hour late and rushing out the door. The show was in Milwaukee, and Milwaukee is a solid hour and a half drive away. Needless to say, waking up late did not do me any favors.
I’m super happy with the work I put out for the show, despite the fact that it was a very long day of standing, hunching, sweating, and running around. The show itself was a bit of a mess in terms of direction, but we managed to figure ourselves out anyway.
Since this was a show with an independent organization, there were quite a few small issues throughout the night. When we arrived at the venue, we had a few issues with trying to get the director’s attention to set us up, and after a long day of hard work and a meager amount of food, I started to get a little miffed about it. Luckily, we finally got back to a room and started with the finishing touches before I decided to start a small fight club.
One thing I wish I had done differently would’ve been asking for a booth to set up my work. I had decided against a booth because of working full time as well as travel time, but in hindsight I think it would’ve been a far smarter idea to try and get the booth up and running. Instead I spent the night passing out business cards with my models, and while that worked out just fine, I think I could’ve garnered more interest in my work had I commandeered a booth.
Ultimately, I look at this show as an experience and learning opportunity. I definitely did not increase my follower count or gain any real exposure in the grand scheme of things, but it taught me a lot about how to handle future opportunities that may come my way. This show also taught me that it’s ok to advertise and advocate for myself and my work, and that I am able to showcase my work without feeling weird about it.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a marvelous Monday!
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