Things always get crazy in December. For me, I had to juggle personal-life errands in preparation for the holidays, work those holiday hours for my part-time job and also create new work for two holiday markets vendored at with Sabrina (@breetwo) and Wandy(@wandy_cheng). During this time we debuted as a collective called arc & dot. Originally as a way to get Wandy to make money abroad and table with us even while she travelled for the month, I think it might be a real thing to keep. Definitely something to look into for the upcoming New Year quickly creeping upon us.
The thing about being a vendor is that it can actually be pretty exhausting to constantly be social and alert. Different events have different vibes and demographics as well—which can really determine how involved or how jaded I’ll might be feeling for the particular event. This year I’ve been privileged to vendor for markets and shows with little to no fees, and each had their own vibe for sure! You can really learn things like what sells to who, who are into what things. That things people like are not the same thing as what they’ll actually buy, anticipating what to showcase to what sort of event. I do hope to do more of these in 2019 when I can! But for the rest of 2018 and probably early 2019 I’d like to just take in and reflect on them. I don’t know how people do more than 3 of these a month!