I have a confession to make, dear reader. You know when I was banging on about markets all being shite and how I had given up on them? I miss them.
After I did Renegade last month, I realised that I actually really miss meeting customers, talking to them and seeing their reactions to my work. Like miss it enough for it to be a deal-breaker, maybe. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now but I think I want to do more events where I actually get to meet people. Do I feel like I am going back on what I said? Not really, as I still don’t want to do just any old market. So I guess that means I’ll not be rushing out the door to buy carrier bags anytime soon.
One event I am taking part in is the Lady Magpie Winter Fair on November 3rd in Castle Douglas. I’ve met Leah, the organiser of this well-established event, a few times and am really looking forwards to it – road trip! Should be a good un. My neighbour, an artisan soapmaker, has also been keeping me informed of events in my new local area, so maybe I will visit some of those for a look, too. In the meantime though, I’m officially back in the market for markets – ho ho.