100+ local San Diego makers come together for one day of holiday goodness. Shopping, music, food, drinks, crafts, and community.
I'm happy to report another Maker Arcade under my belt! Even though I was under the weather and ran the booth by myself, it was a great day. A long day, but great. I look forward to this market, because the crowd that comes out just gets it. They appreciate creativity and have a sense of humor. My kind of people.
Even though I’ve been exhibiting at shows for a few years, it still feels weird to promote my work. “Selling” does not come naturally to me. I do enjoy chatting with new people, so that’s how I think of it. Just a friendly chat with fellow San Diegans. It takes the pressure off me a little.
I’m always surprised with the amount of conversations I have about letterpress with shoppers. It’s such a treat for me, I love to talk shop! On one of the tables in my booth, I have an iPad on display with a short film showing me printing on my press. Seeing the old school machinery in action, often catches the eye of uninterested husbands or boyfriends while their partner shops for greeting cards. They ask questions about the press while their wife or girlfriend purchases a few cards. Win win.Read More