Good news! I made it through unscathed! I completed my first, in-person "pop-up" event last night and it was great! With the frenzied preparation and fear of who knows what, I feel like participating in this event will really take a lot of the anxiety out of these types of situations for me in the future. I am definitely on the lookout for any other fairs/pop-ups/markets that are coming up because I know the only way I will ever be comfortable is if I just keep doing them. It has been a bit difficult thus far getting included in these types of shows since I'm still so new to the game (or seemingly anyway as I've actually been at this for about 5 years now, albeit pretty secretively) but it'll come with time, I'm sure. In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures from last night (beware, the lighting was not exceptional). Lots of fun and friends, adult beverages and super cool vendors. So happy I just said "yes" without overthinking it, for once hah
My lovely friends at Magnolia, in Downtown Orlando, have begun a series called #TheMagnoliaProject which features different artists and vendors the last Wednesday of each month and due to a total stroke of luck, I will be participating this week! I am beyond excited/nervous but when someone dropped out last minute and the owner asked if I could get everything together in only a week, I'd had just enough cocktails in me to throw caution and preparedness to the wind and immediately answer "Absolutely!".
So with that being said, I will be peddling some vintage goodness this coming Wednesday night, March 25th, from 8:00 p.m. through Midnight. I am encouraging everyone to come and hang out, as I've been to enough of these types of "pop-up" style events at bars to know that usually sales aren't super high but I think this venue, the size, etc. is going to be perfect for my first in-person event and the networking will be great for me too since I'm just now starting to get my name out there. If for no other reason than to "rip off the band-aid" and get my first show out of the way and come out unscathed (ideally hah). I think it should be a really good time and as you can see in the photo above, some other really talents makers and artists will be participating as well and I could not be more excited to be thrown in to the mix with them! So hopefully, I will see a ton of familiar faces and maybe even meet some new ones! I will try to snap some photos of the event too, if possible, to document me surviving my first, very ill-prepared, very last minute show!