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