I can't tell you how many times I've heard "You should have been here last year..." or something similar to it! This is another of those times. Neighbor Dan said, last year was killer and the guy next to him reported huge sales as well, despite the weather being sweltering and 100, so they both came loaded for bear thinking it would be the same. Maybe it is a sad commentary for me to say that I took it in stride as I've been to some pretty average shows as of late and it wasn't as difficult for me as it seemed for them. If there is one thing I've learned never trust what "was" as today is a new day. And so it is.
The weather was perfect, sunny and mild with some breezy gusts, and the people came out in droves. I could see some big pieces taking legs and moving about but I and other nearby artists spent a lot of time talking to and engaging with visitors and still saw low sales numbers. My sales didn't even come till after 4:00!
Near the end of the day I overheard one patron conversing with her son about how she liked to browse the first day and then come back on the second day to spend more time with the artists that she was really interested in. Perhaps others will do so as well. So, tomorrow the weather is supposed to be a bit warmer and a little less windy and, after all, it is another day!