November Blog Challenge Day 11 - EWE Day 2....

This should have been yesterday’s blog, but after two very long days of all the excitement of EWE, the only thing I could manage to do last night was sleep!........

As I’ve already mentioned, “EWE” is a wedding fair for people that don’t like wedding fairs! This was my third time exhibiting there, and they have all been absolutely fantastic! I really feel so lucky that I’ve been welcomed into the amazing flock of quirky and individual businesses. Now I don’t often talk about this, but being an artist or designer means putting yourself into a world full of rejection. There are some people who are always popular and just seem to always get picked for everything. I’ve never been one of those people, and over the years, I’ve had my fair share of applications to exhibitions and events rejected. I know it’s just part and parcel of the career I’ve chosen, and that each buyer/curator/organiser has a picture already in their head of the type of products that they want for their event, but it does knock your confidence, and leave you questioning if what you do is actually any good. So having the chance to be part of an event, where “not fitting in” is celebrated has just been the best experience!

I worked really hard on promoting the fact that I was going to be exhibiting. I did LOTS of social media posting and mentioning EWE wherever I could. It paid off, because as well as winning an award for being the “best bleeter”, my instagram and facebook followers have been steadily increasing over the last few weeks, and have gone a bit nuts today, so I can only assume that has something to do with all the lovely people that I met over the weekend, several of whom told me that they’d come especially to see me!! It all feels good and is just the confirmation you need when you spend a lot of the time questioning yourself.

So to finish off today’s blog I just need to say a massive thank you to Jo, Sassy, the rest of the EWE crew, and all the other exhibitors and visitors who made me feel like I was somewhere that “fitting in” really didnt matter! I’m REALLY looking forward to being back for the next show in March.

Here’s a few more pics.....