For some reason this quote is super stuck in my head, "HERE GOES NOTHING". So I looked up the meaning of this expression and one compared it to this, "jumping out of an airplane and praying my parachute opens!!" How funny. Well, not really. My Dad may have a thing to say about that too since he is a paratrooper. No chute usually has a rather tragic ending!! So I am thinking I may double pack my chute for the event I am gearing up for.
The Country Living Fair. Oh my. October 21-23rd. in Stone Mountain Park here in Atlanta. 3 days of total blissed out shoppers. I know, I was one last year. The booths are over the top. I can not wait to be a part of this event. But it's exactly 45 days from today. I am not going to panic. I am not going to panic. I have a plan. And it involves a parachute for sure. And several friends who have already offered to come and help me assemble all the plan together. Man, what would I do without my artsy peeps....that's a story for another day though.
Back to the "here goes nothing"....so what brought all this sudden panic about the show was my email to the show director. You see, I've done a fair share of shows. If you've read my blog for a spell you know this. And I love doing shows and selling my work in a tent. And part of the getting ready for a show is making a new business card. Well, actually I always make bookmarks. People like them, and so do I. So I emailed the show director last week out of curiosity how many attendees there were last year. I explained I'd never done a show with this volume of attendees and wanted to be sure my 5,000 bookmark order would be enough. Well, I just about fell out of my chair when she replied, "We had 16,000 attendees last year and this year our pre-sales have far surpassed the pre-sales from last." WHAT????? So guess what? I've now ordered a whopping 20,000 bookmarks. That is going to be one freaking heavy box. But look how good they turned out!!!!