Saturday, 17 April 2010

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate 11-13 April 2010

'To The Zoo' new range of T-shirts

Forgive my blog, it's been three months since I last posted! The British Craft Trade Fair took over my life in January and still has me reeling.

At the beginning of the year I received an email from Jersey Enterprise asking me to attend a meeting about the show and then suddenly I'm booked to go with nine other Jersey artists. I decided that this would be a great opportunity to get a new range together so each evening after work and after getting the children fed, washed and into bed I have been drawing, printing and putting Excel spreadsheets together. It has been a busy few months behind the scenes but the show was the most amazing experience and well worth the work.

On the way up to Harrogate Sarah, Lisa, Bianca and I made lists of what we would like to achieve from the show, aside from the 'making money' wishes here are a few things I did achieve;
'to have a magazine article published about my work' (here's a preview).
'to get to know my fellow Jersey exhibitors, Beverley Speck and Nanette Regan better and possibly collaborate'
'meet up with my-most-lovliest-Sarah and further our 'plans''
'talk in a confident and business-like way about my work', after Beverley's selling masterclass I feel a lot more confident!

I have so much more to tell about the show, further posts coming...
Jo x

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