Last Saturday 29th November saw the little town of Tugun, QLD light up for Christmas. I was pleased to be asked to hold a stall at the event, called Tugun Lights Up, which was trying to promote local artists and musicians. Despite a few set backs the week leading up to the event, I manages to produce a decent stall with a range of my items for people to peruse. It was a great night with the crowds staying thick throughout the evening, and I’m pleased to say I made a healthy addition to my Christmas budget!
I haven’t done any markets since Miami Marketta, as the weather is just too hot, and I wanted to focus on designing and internet sales. But I have to admit, it was so nice being back behind the table again, listening to what the public think and enjoying seeing people buy first hand. Nothing compares to meeting all the lovely people who enjoy my work, and finding out what they have install for my pieces. I had a few additions to this market, with my Tropical Christmas card from my new range of cards, a few new prints and some gorgeous cushions, which were the talk of the stall. This was also the first market I have done, having to use lighting, and I loved the effect my table lamp and fairy lights added to the stall. It seemed to take on another life, and whether or not it was the lighting or the festive spirit of the market that proved to bring in the sales, I am not sure.
This is my first year to Tugun Lights up, despite being a Tugun local for a while now, and I am sorry I missed the previous years. What a lovely night, with bands playing, food and drink flowing and art and crafts to add to your Christmas shopping list. The atmosphere was amazing and I was lucky enough to see more than a few familiar faces, some I hadn’t seen in years. Thank you to all the lovely customers who walked away with their iampoppy purchases, and I hope they are loved in whichever room or house they end up. It feels amazing to know my work will be in the houses of so many people up and down the coast, and I have to say, Im rather proud of myself and where I’ve come!
I hope to be back next year with even more to offer, and hope to see you there too!