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Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006 10:20 am
South Union Arts Market - Wrap Up

DAY 1 FLICKR PHOTOS



DAY 2 FLICKR PHOTOS



overall this weekend was a success. there were a couple of glitches that were no fun: 1) it was super cold 2) we didn't have as many shoppers as we would have liked 3) one no show/no call vendor and one who didn't show up on day 2 who hadn't told me, but at least i got an email from him. i think that most everyone there had a good time. we bought and we traded. we ate delicious treats by tipsycake. i can say that i am really relieved that it's over and i can relax for a spell. susan future cougar and banana vinilio and myself applied for the renegade holiday craft fair and got in, so i'm taking a wee break but then i'll be making a couple of new crafts since it's december 9th & 10th.

as a result of being so freakin' exhausted for the past month organizing the market, i didn't make it out to hang outs, parties, and events that friends had thrown. i went out to dinner. i went to jo-ann's. i watched a lot of movies at home while crafting. i went to shows i worked at SUA. i did not do much else. i feel like that's part of the reason that a bunch of my friends didn't come to the market. i hadn't even thought of the numbers until now, but i sent an email out to 70+ people that i am friendly with in chicago and out of those, 8 came. even if crafts were not their thing, i had amazing musicans playing and it would have meant a lot to me. it feels like a crushing blow. it feels personal. honestly, with how hard i'd worked on this event; my very first event in chicago, it truly bums me out that more of my friends didn't show, but what could i do? the best of the best showed up and i made new friends, so that's some consolation. still, it makes me wonder who i can truly consider a friend. i bet the same thing will happen when i finally get my music together enough to play my first show and i'll feel just as rotten when only a handful of friends show.

note: i was not miserable this weekend. in fact, i had a really awesome time. this is all in retrospect.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: happy/sad
Current Music: the clacking of keys

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littlecollision
stephanie
Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)

i am very sorry i didn't come. i have been insanely broke and have to skip out on everything outside of milwaukee (and everything inside milwaukee that isn't free) until the 2nd week of december.

:(

but i love you anyway, and i am so proud even if i couldn't show it in person. the flickr sets look ridiculously awesome.


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donia
donia
Donia
Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry. I should have at least replied that I couldn't make it because I spent the weekend out the 'burbs. I'm in a financial panic right now and don't leave my apartment unless I have to work or a friend plays sugar daddy/mama. I wish I had more disposable income to come to your events and buy your crafts. You do good stuff in so many ways.


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vm8
vm8
cheryl
Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)

is that brian playing guitar? my friend went to prom with that guy!


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)

yep, brian moss (hanalei) is one of our booking agents at mpshows. he's moving back out to cali though, so we'll be losing him. he's a stand up guy.


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ezurbub
ezurbub
ezurbub
Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)

*bows head shamefully*

I just saw this post. It was awful of me not to honor my committment to you and the fair. I have no excuse. As it was, I hid from everything and I'm not really sure why. I don't usually let friends down...I'm usually a stand-up guy. I'm known for being reliable and dependable. If I commit to something, barring an act of God, I come through. I'm really embarassed, to be honest, because I know you worked so hard on the fair and I was all keyed up about it and then I just shrank. If I could do it over and stick to my word, I would.

So, I just wanted to say I'm sorry.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)

it's okay, love. you should know i didn't mean you. you had a perfectly stand up reason since you were looking after your love. i hope you can do one of the ones we'll have in 2007 :)


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makeoutgoods
makeoutgoods
make-out goods
Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)

glad to see it went well! i will be at renegade too...


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whoisadam
whoisadam
Sebastian Adam
Fri, Nov. 17th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)

i would of gone if not so hard to get there for me and if it went a little later in the day, but enough excusses, you can call me out on it. sorry, i'll be there next time and will by you some good eats for the polish sausage places.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Fri, Nov. 17th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)

hah. i can't eat any of the food from those stands. okay, i ate some fries but they were questionable. joy yee's, yes. maxwell polish, no. we'll be doing more of the markets in 2007, so we'll be set.


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