Yesterday was the debut of Nevermore Decor into the flea market/craft show scene, and I have to say, it was pretty damn cool. I could get used to this. I mean, it was hard work, don’t get me wrong – hauling tables and suitcases full of carefully-packed projects across city blocks, battling the weather (I lost 2 items to the damn wind, and my sanity to the snow/hail mix that blasted down out of NOWHERE)… but I sold about 70% of what I brought with me that day, and I got to talk to a lot of incredibly cool folks who also appreciate spooky shit. Just getting to see people’s reactions to my macabre wares was a truly fantastic experience, and something I hadn’t really known I was missing. If you were there, and I was staring at you and smiling while you were trying to browse, I hope I didn’t creep you out. I was super excited.
And now I am hooked. My next show is going to be at The House of Blues in Cleveland on Halloween night, as part of their black-light carnival. I saved all my glow-in-the-dark pieces for that one, where they’ll really pop. In the next few posts, I’ll share some pictures of the ghoulish delights I’ve been churning out in a desperate attempt to keep up with these shows and the Etsy shop. Admittedly, the Etsy storefront is currently kindof empty, because every time I ship an order to a happy customer, it creates a blank space on my table at the show, so I’ve been loathe to list new items, because I’m afraid they’ll all sell and I’ll have nothing for the HoB show in 2 weeks. Which is an awesome problem to have, I’m incredible grateful and awed by everyone’s interest. But I’ve been spending countless late nights in my garage, painting furiously and forgetting to eat, because I was in no way ready for the demand of the season. I had forgotten that I didn’t open the Etsy store until November of last year, making this year my first Halloween season in business, and I greatly underestimated my potential popularity. Which was dumb, because duh I’m totally sweet.
PICS INCOMING!! STAY TUNED!
…I’m literally going to go take them right now.