I'm speaking to you today from the other side of the biggest hurdle of little fool's business life to date: the delivery of over 25 scarves to Quirk Gallery for my trunk show and accompanying artist talk this past Friday night. It was a lovely and successful event, and now I can finally slow down production a bit and get back to making artwork as well as scarves. The thing is, now that I have a chance to step back and look at what I've accomplished, the reality of this big step into retail has hit me hard: what happens if the scarves don't sell? In November and December, Lf scarves will be waiting for new homes at three different places: the Winter Show in Greensboro, NC, at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, and at the Craft and Design Show at the Virginia Science Museum (also Richmond.) Each scarf feels like a little handwritten note from me to the great wide world. (Do you like me? Check yes or no.) It won't take too many sales to make me happy, but what if a big box of "NO" comes back to the studio after this winter season? When I start to think this way, I try to remind myself that I fiercely believe in what I'm doing, and all I can do now is see what happens. Nothing good will come without sticking my neck out, after all. This is such an exciting time for me and my little business...and just a bit terrifying, too.
Need some extra time to get your holiday shopping done this winter? Just feel like swinging by? Join us from 11 until 6pm on Thursday and Friday and 11 until 5pm on Saturday. Can't spare a minuter? Shop online at www.shop.quirkgallery.com
Like we said before... we love clothes just as much as we love to keep our shopping local. Today we've picked some of our favorite quirky goodies to pair with some of our favorite Indigo Avenue clothes.
A splash of PINK is just what you need for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
ClarissaB is having a Trunk Show to raise awareness about Breast Cancer
October 15th from 12-4pm at Quirk Gallery
Featuring special PINK items, designed for you!
You can help by purchasing a ClarissaB item or by donating in person on the 15th.
10% of each sale that ClarissaB makes, will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
and 100% of donations made will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
This will help with research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.