Dalmeny Kirk Summer Market

Hi all,

I have been mentioning it here and there but I have not yet actually made a post dedicated to my up coming market! Dalmeny Kirk Summer Market

I am sharing a table with a lovely lady from my local crafting group called the Ferry Crafters. She is trading as Season Jewellery Plus.

I will be selling Acrylic paintings on Canvas board.

Coasters

And some miscellenious watercolours and prints.

Here is a mock set up I did for Table layout. Although I might change it on the day depending on how much space my partner needs and how big the actual table is.

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It will be an outdoor market so fingers crossed for some good weather, although we do have a gazebo so that is at least a comforting thought.

I am very anxious but I feel like I have made a good effort to be prepared so I think that this is just my general anxiety making me nervous. Husband bought me a device called Square which means that I can take contactless payments so that also really helps with my anxiety. If you didn’t know I have Dyscalculia which in my case means that I swap numbers around. So I will read 15 but then say or think 51. Not great for doing arithmatic or giving people change!

I am actually not so worried about if I sell anything, I am more worried about just having a good time. I get really anxious around people I don’t know, which as you can imagine is not great for a market.  Haha. The last time I had to go into a supermarket I had a panic attack. :/ But ! I am super prepared and also the lady I am sharing a table with is really really lovely so hopefully that will all distract me.

I actually have a lot riding on this market. If I enjoy it (emotionally) I plan to do a lot more markets in future. Not all the time as I will have periods where I will just be painting and building up stock. But maybe 3 or 4 markets a year, which is a lot more than the 0 I do right now. I have actually enjoyed preparing and making labels and organising packaging immensly so I really do hope that I enjoy it. 

Oh and I should not forget to mention that some of the paintings I am selling are done by my Husband! He took art in highschool but stopped doing it a lot once he became a chartered accountant. He has started painting again with me recently to help me have enough stock for the market. The other day he said to me that he hopes I enjoy the market because then he can keep painting and I can sell them for him. Haha, I am so glad that he is enjoying painting again.

Anyhoo this will probably be the last post before I do my market!
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.

Peace and Love,
Ellie

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Dalmeny Kirk Summer Market

  1. Hi Ellie, I wrote earlier via your contact page as I passed the details of the market on to some people I know in Edinburgh (OneKind). I hope the day goes very well for you and you sell lots! 😊 It will be great fun! 🙏

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