Renegade San Francisco was this past weekend at Fort Mason. The show was great, I sold a bunch of soaps, met some lovely folks (Amy from Lemon Bird and Paula from Paulova Ceramics) and started a few chats about resources, learning opportunities and potential collaborations. These shows are always fun but definitely exhausting. If you've never done a show, or something similar, just imagine getting up early after a late night packing (and/or creating), hauling your stuff somewhere (in my case down one flight of very steep very narrow stairs), unpacking, setting up, then standing for 8+ hours on your feet, chatting, smiling and being the most friendly version of yourself possible – it's extremely tiring and definitely requires at least one post show martini (photo here), if not two. Luckily, I had a great booth mate (Ms. Molly Della who also happens to be my best friend) and we kept the energy alive by dancing to the music during slow times. I finally recovered fully from SF Renegade Tuesday, just in time to prep and get amped up for Renegade LA this weekend (if you are asking yourself – is she crazy? two big shows back to back? the answer is yes, I'm totally nuts). I will be heading out early tomorrow morning to grab dry ice for the show (the show is outdoors and potentially HOT so I have to protect my product) before I pack the car, pick up my fabulous booth mate Kendra (check her stuff out), and drive the 5+ hours to LA. Whew!
So, if you happen to be in the LA area, please brave the 405 closure aka 'Carmaggedon' and come check out the Renegade Craft Show from 11 – 7 Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Historic State Park. I hope to see you there!