|Photos coutesy of The Courier, Ballarat|
It was all I could do to resist spending all my profit on other goodies in the shop :/
Not only was it a retail success, but the opportunity for makers who often work alone to talk and be together with other hand making artists and trades was so valuable. I know I have learned a lot from others' experiences and for a commission tradesperson, like myself, it was a gentle and collegial step into the retail arena.
Thank you to Deborah Klien from the City of Ballarat for her support, hard work and faith in the concept and in the makers. To Melinda Muscat, whose work in the cashier role was invaluable. To Lisa from Deer Little Parties, and Laura from Learn2Screenprint for hard prep work, long volunteer hours in the shop and the oomph to take the risk on the Pop-Up experience.
|Lisa and Laura, the Pop-Up event organisers|
Mostly, thank you to the many lovely people who came, saw, touched, purchased, chatted, laughed, and made my whole Pop-Up experience such a joy. I must certainly have been a good girl this year to have had such a great start to the festive season.
Perhaps I'll see you there. x
After that, and a few final blog posts of the commissions yet to complete, I will be taking a short breather for Christmas, and then preparing for workshops starting in February. I will send out a booking form and schedule over the break in January.
Cheers for now,