Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Success! And Gratitude

It is always amazing to me that this little show of mine actually works. My friends and I make the stuff, send out emails, put out the chalkboard door signs, and cross our fingers that people will actually show up. And they do. I am always surprised when the first customer walks in on the day of the show, especially if they aren't someone I know.

I was super thrilled that about a third of our customers were new to us. They were mostly people who saw the street signs and came by to check us out. It was also exciting that many were repeat customers. Thanks for coming back. And there will always be a special place in my heart for my friends who put up with listening to me talk ad nauseum about all this show and art stuff and then are sweet enough to come to the show and see it for real as well. Thank you all so much! You have no idea how validating your presence and interest is.

Thank you! thank you! thank you!

Here are some pics just before the show opened (You'll have to pardon the unattractive flash. It was overcast and I only have lamps for light in the first room:

So that should give you a feel for what we do here at Branches. Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Almost there.....

I have been shooting pictures all day. I know I was going to do a "before" and "after" picture post, but I am just too creatively depleted right now. You all will just have to wait until after the show to see how your stuff started out.

I just finished inventory and I actually made over 50 items for this show. No wonder I can't decide what to make for dinner.

Ok, enough chatting. I am a big fan of the "a picture is worth 100o words" theory, so here are a bunch of pictures from the show:

So......Are you gonna come see it for real? I promise it will be fun.