It's Been a Long Time

I took a break.


A break in blogging, that is.

I have been very busy making and creating art, though!

Back in September, the last time I blogged, I was getting ready for the big fall craft show(s). I really had to focus on getting ready for the 2 shows that I had on my schedule. One in October and one in November. Then life happened and I never even got around to blogging about the shows! And then Christmas happened. After Christmas, I thought things would slow down, but actually, business (and life) got even busier!

And real life happened. 
To be completely honest, some personal stuff was going on that just took all of the energy that I had left in my body and soul. Things that I just couldn't bring myself to talk about, nor could I pretend that things were just fine. And I do not want my blog to become a 'poor me' story. I want to keep it positive. So I just didn't blog. But things are better now, so I feel like I can share my art again. Maybe eventually share the 'personal stuff' that almost brought me down. Really.

But, I have a lot to catch up on here!

Today I will just start with War Eagle and the Boutique Show.

October 2015:  War Eagle Fair 
War Eagle Fair is my biggest event all year. It is a 4-day craft show that is held every year in October. That same weekend, there are dozens of craft shows all over NWA (Northwest Arkansas).


This craft fair is held under several large tents. My booth is in tent #2. 
We plan to be back in the same spot in October of this year.
Dates for 2016 are October 13-16

This show is great for the handmade businesses. It is a well known, highly attended, and is a destination for many people every year. Sometimes the traffic caused by the large crowds can be overwhelming, so it is important to come early! 

For information about the Craft Show, visit their website here:  


November 2015:  NorthWest Arkansas Boutique Show


The Boutique Show was nice. It was local and only 10 minutes from my house, but...sales were not good enough to convince me to return this year. I really wish I could, but my handmade work cannot compete with the Boutiques. Maybe I will try it again someday, but not this year. It is a great show that is highly publicized and really brought in the crowds. This is a 2-day show.   

For more information about the NWA Boutique Show, go their website here:


Now that I am blogging again, I promise to keep it up. I want to give updates on what I am working on in the studio! I have been busy!

So, until next time...

Have a great week!

Beth    







Comments

  1. Glad healing is taking place and that you are being so successful with your shows ~ which I know involves a lot of work and perseverance ~
    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you Carol! And happy week to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I'm glad you're feeling more positive and that your shows went well!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Yes, I am feeling much more upbeat!

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  3. It's good to see you back here, Beth, and I'm sorry to hear that life has been quite challenging for you for some time. I hope you can find joy in your art and through your bloggie friends out here. Know you are cared about very much.

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    1. Thank you Alexandra! I appreciate your concern. I am feeling much better and I do appreciate my bloggie friends! :)

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  4. Oh, how I can relate....I have to take the break and pull myself back together every once in a while. I know the feeling. I have just returned after deciding to take Alexandra's Watercolor 101 class. It is wonderful to hear that you are doing better and slowing getting back into the blogging. Hope it once again will be a positive experience for you. Take care and we will hope to see you again soon. genie

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    1. Thank you Genie! Breaks are good for the soul, aren't they? Glad you are back yourself! :)

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  5. Hi Beth! Glad to see you blogging again and that you're doing better. I understand how life gets in the way. I haven't done hardly anything on my blog for quite awhile. I've lost that spark and am trying to get it back. BTW, I LOVE your booth, and I really love that your tables are higher than normal. Makes it much easier for someone to browse.

    Take care Beth!!!

    ~ Nancy

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