Update 10/13

Today the market was in Goliad, Texas, and it was a freaking doozie. 

It was my first time at the Goliad market both as vendor and shopper, even though I didn’t shop around much. I actually didn’t get to shop around at all since I was flying this mission solo.

And boy, did the weather decide to pic the day I was all alone to screw me. So first of all, I got up at five to get there, which is fine. I’m a morning person, I love what I do, it’s all good. But, it rains. First it’s a drizzle. Then it’s a freaking downpour and my stuff gets soaked. I manage to dry it all off and take care of everything by the time the sun came out, but with the sun came the wind.

I suffered. Physically.

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All in all, it was not a good day. I do like to look on the bright side, however. I got tons of compliments on all the pieces, particularly the skulls and my macrame. “Creative, unique, talented…” I was proud of myself for that, but the winner today was my mom. Her paintings are all that sold, and I’m not surprised one bit because she is amazing. Check out her gallery here.

I was also pumped to debut some new pillows. Since I was in Goliad, I made a pillow for Goliad county and Highway 183, which runs through the town (by the way, please ignore the awkward dimensions of this photo. I do not have the patience, or quite frankly the desire, to crop and edit it).

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Any suggestions on counties, cities, or roads? Thanks in advance! 😉

Speaking of suggestions…

Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve got some questions. I always get compliments on my work, and they mean the world to me. However, people pay me compliments with their wallets less often, which, as a business owner, is not quite the ideal situation. More importantly, I feel like I’m doing something wrong. As much as this business is my creative outlet, I also want to be able to make things that you can’t find anything else, special things that only YOU can have, and today I felt like I failed in that department.

So in the interest of consumer research (which, by the way, is my PASSION), I’d like to know why you don’t purchase a product that you love.

Is it because you don’t have/don’t want to spend the money?

The style doesn’t fit in your house?

Do you question the quality/value of the product?

Do you disagree with the price of the product?

You don’t physically have room for it?

You’re lying and you don’t actually like it?

Do you really know why or why not you buy a product?

Is there something I might be missing?

 

Once again, thanks in advance!

 

Best wishes and have a great weekend! Love, Hannah

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Update 10/13”

  1. You make amazing and beautiful things!! (I need to get with you on mine ). I think a lot of times, in my case, I find something I love but can’t justify buying it for myself. As a mom, I think of me last (which I should probably work on). So when it comes to buying something I love, I think “but do I really need this?” And the answer is usually no. Probably not very helpful, but don’t get discouraged!! Keep on being awesome and life will reward you!

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    1. Hey lady! That makes a lot of sense, actually. That’s a perspective that I’ve never had personally, so I didn’t think of it. In a sense though, I’m kind of the same way. I love it, but I think, “do I really need this? What else could this (or SHOULD) this money be spent on?” You know? Like instead of buying that super cute shirt or whatever, I think, “I could spend that money on groceries or medicine or something more practical.” So I get that, and I appreciate you answering me! I love getting in people’s heads and uncovering these insights. It’s so nerdy, but I embrace it!

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