I finally put myself out there on Tuesday!
I did my first "Mardi Market"...a little grass-roots craft/art/anything goes-every Tuesday evening event in a small town a few miles away.
The temperature was at least 100 or more with the humidity...and there were only a small number of shoppers out for the evening, but it was a great exercise in courage for me. A meaningful way to get out of my comfort zone and make myself a bit vulnerable.
I'm so glad I went. I received some nice feedback, and I loved seeing the other side of selling art in a way other than etsy. I loved connecting with other artists/crafters and talking to the folks out shopping. I found that I really love describing how I created a piece or the inspiration behind it. Totally inspiring to see someone be drawn to a piece that I actually created!
Thank you, dear, sweet, husband, for encouraging me and literally pushing me out the door to do this. You knew it would be safe...and it was!
(some of my pieces)
(my favorite piece---loved making this with vintage hardware!)
(a distracted shop-keeper)
(two more helpers trickle in as the evening progresses)
I highly recommend putting yourself out there.
In whatever way leads you a little or a lot out of your comfort zone!