We're home after a grueling drive. The drive home from shows always seems to be the worst. Houston is about 7 hours away which isn't an awful drive, but after a long day of selling and packing up it is pretty much the last thing you want to do.
I'll preface the following with this: despite the fact that Houston is home to headquarters or big offices to many of the bailed out banks and mortgage lenders(and AIG) Texas has not been as affected by the "economic gloom" as other states. The Bayou City Art Festival is a huge festival, last time I checked it was #7 on Sunshine Artists top shows in the nation. There were artists from all over, florida, michigan, tennessee, etc. They have this show twice a year and this is the first year out of four years of applying that I have gotten in. Crowds were huge and they were buying. We had the best show that we have EVER had(that's not saying much since I make "brown" pots, but you get the idea.) Another potter I know from Austin said that this was the best show he had in five years. Hope has come through, and hopefully shows will continue to do well this year. I hope that's some encouragement to folks who have been stressing like me. That's all I have for now.
New pots on etsy this week!