I’m only doing a hand full of shows this year but this weekend will be the big one. The studio is a busy little place right now as I madly try to finish all those pieces I optimistically planned back in the summer. I’m pretty sure most of us end up in this situation.
The result, of course, is what I call show craziness. It’s less bad than it used to be because with the physical shop I’m always being goosed to make items – it’s basically a low key show all year round – but I feel it creeping up a notch in the fall as everything else piles in for that season.
Do you get a case of the show crazies in the fall? Or is your busy season the spring run?
This time tomorrow, assuming all goes well, I’ll be in Toronto for the Etsy Captain’s Summit along with my Etsy Saskatchewan co-leaders. I haven’t been to Toronto in years. Heck, I haven’t flown in years. Which of course makes me a little anxious. Whenever I have to picture “anxious” I get birds. Ideas are bunnies in my case since they always seem to multiply. Anxiety is definitely, chirpy, squawky, pecking, fluttering birds. Maybe chickens.
As a result of being mildly anxious I’ve been a bead making machine the last few weeks including – with no trace of irony – a lot of bird beads. Which you can find in my Etsy shop of course.
I will try to relax and enjoy my trip to Etsy Canada and come back with my head full of idea bunnies rather than anxiety birds