Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Oh, geez! We travel to Sanibel Island every Thanksgiving week. This time we got into the Sanibel Masters Art Show, so loaded up all of our show gear, and drove the larger, but older minivan. Already I've been anxious about this show since I've been reading about boulderbrook productions, and felt like a nimnal because my computer won't get me to the page that shows the artists' booth sites and the show map.
So yesterday we were about to go on a little shopping trip off island when my husband began bemoaning the fact that he didn't think he had transferred the bungie cords from the other car to the minivan, which prompted me to remind him that there are always many bungies in the basket with the tent sides. And suddenly it became evident by my husband's expression that something was really wrong! The basket with the tent sides didn't make it into the minivan!!!!
Hearts stopping and starting, we tried to brainstorm possible solutions for this megaproblem. We began by trying to look up party rental places in the area to see if we could rent sides. NO PHONEBOOK IN THE CONDO. We are not of the generation to immediately think of using the computer to locate things like this. Finally we got the names and numbers of 4 places. 2 of them asked for messages to be left. The other 2 don't have this type of thing. The messages were never returned.
I'm sure that I've read about people traveling to shows and renting equipment when they get there, but I came up at deadends on that route.
Next I thought that I'd try to see if I could purchase new sides and have them delivered overnight. The website for Undercover, my tent company, is under construction! If you knew me you'd be able to see my muscles tightening up, and my lovely calm demeanor slowly disintegrating.
Luckily I found another site, Hayneedle, where they had just what we wanted. Got the sides ordered and waited for our order confirmation, then waited to see if overnight delivery could be accomplished to Sanibel. We got the order confirmation and then waited for notification of shipment. Yesterday evening we got the notification of shipment and see by tracking that our tent sides are onroute, due to arrive before 4:30.
Now I'm on pins and needles, waiting for the delivery. Hopefully, disaster has been diverted.
I realize that sides are not technically necessary, but the breezes here and the sun here can be difficult to deal with, especially considering our jewelry displays. Whew! I will be so glad to see that FedEx truck!