Today I’ve been planning and packing for the Scottish Bead Fair, Perth this coming Sunday 30th August. My bags are packed and waiting to be loaded early Saturday morning, and last minute ideas for beads are probably going to have to wait until next week…deadlines always seem to throw up new ideas in which there is little time to realise them. I will also be at Portobello Town Hall craft fair the day before, Saturday 29th, I always look forward to Edinburgh fairs, and just because it is a craft fair and not a bead fair doesn’t mean that my stock won’t be depleted by the end of the day, so of course I’m a bit concerned that my newest beads will be snapped up before I get them to Perth. I’ve been exploring a new theme which I think works well, but it seems to me take longer and longer to produce what I consider ‘enough’ work. Yes, I could hold some back for Sunday, but what if I miss out on a sale or hold back the ‘wrong’ beads? Business is business and expenses must be covered. I don’t like finances to be more important than the art (they never can be for me) but one must be realistic.
I am so looking forward to Sunday and hope to see many people attend the bead fair. I also want to be early enough to have a look around myself as I’ll be on my own at my table. How frustrating to be at a bead fair and unable to forage!