September was a whirlwind of weekend fairs and pop-up applications. The Ravenswood ArtWalk was moved to mid-September as well, which proved to be a great idea weather wise.
I had secured an indoor spot, which meant that the weather was lovely on both days.
Had I been outside, the outcome would have been different, with my luck. Social Media was abuzz with the event.
Setting up was fun and easy after navigating the three doors. Tony Nuccio set up his digital art next to me.
Apparently my booth area used to be the home of District Chicago’s workshop space, but the company has moved to a store on Damen.
I couldn’t resist playing with their metal letters but couldn’t come up with a good reason to buy the little man and woman.
Platform Coworking has open non-dedicated spaces for occasional members, and designated areas for more regular business people. They also offer phone booths with discreet lights to show if they are occupied or not.
The lounge area proved to be cozy (with furniture provided by District) which was great for my friends stopping by.
There was time to take the Day 1 Selfie.
Packing up the first evening was easy, and I enjoyed not having to dismantle everything.
On day two I was the first to arrive to the sleepy booths.
I put all my pendants out again.
Soon traffic was flowing again, though I had mostly looky-loos on this day. They were all drawn to my keychains.
Between breaks the Day 2 combination was documented. You can view my weekly jewelry combinations and works in progress on Instagram.
By the end of the weekend I had recouped my booth fee and earned enough to make my coveted purchases.
For further affirmation, my Geology Rocks wax and wire pendant found a new home via Etsy.
It was a fun weekend of new connections and new admirers. Here’s hoping for some holiday sales from the business cards that flew away.