Here are some pictures of my new booth spot at the Portland Saturday Market. My 2010 season spot. Last year I was right in the front on the steps facing the river and the stage where musicians play and the fountain where little kids frolic. That spot was really a twist of good luck - for some reason the vendors with more seniority than myself didn't think it'd be a great spot, which left it available for my taking. Which I did. This year it was not available, but I got a beautiful spot nestled in the heart of the new market area. I have great neighbors (good company is key!) and my booth is protected from the wind (huge perk - I don't need that zillion pounds of canopy weights that my spot last year required)... but I get no direct sunlight and I am too far from the music stage to hear any tunes... this sorta makes me sad. I am not in love with my new spot. Admittedly I haven't been trying very hard to bond with it. I have opted to not vend at the mere mention of bad weather from the lying weather stations. However, on the days that I've been there it has been beautiful and wonderful. Just exhausting. Its been a lot of years now that I have been starting up a new season a the market and the amount of work it takes is sorta a smack in the ass. Between setting up the booth and talking to people all day, its intense!
Anyhow - come out and enjoy the good weather this weekend. Saturday is supposed to be nice out, so I will be there. Come find me and buy a mobile for a friend :)