I'm not sure what the proper etiquette is when you want to share something from someone else's blog. This from the Duggan Sisters blog just hit home with me so I wanted to share it. They write a great blog and this is just a snippet from a wonderful both sad and uplifting post. Click the link to read the entire post. They have just come home from a show and write:
"We are so tired that we’re nauseous. That is what a show, wholesale or
retail, does to every single artist every single time. You assemble a
singular and stunning booth showcasing your wares. You stand and explain
and educate and sell and endure insults and ignorance and accolades.
You do it indoors under lights too bright with unforgiving concrete
beneath you. You do it outdoors in wind that sometimes becomes a
microburst or a tornado and you stand shivering in snow in early October
and you get rained on until you are soaked to your kneecaps. You
sometimes sell big and sometimes hardly get noticed in the crowd. And
then you disassemble your perfect booth and pack it into a van and drive
to your home which might be across town or across many state lines. You
are an artist. These shows are absolute bread and butter essential and
they kill you every time."
I really related to this. All true statements...so why do I love this crazy business so much???