/ by Belinda Morris

 On my way home Saturday after finishing my day job I decided to check out a gift trade fair. I’ve never been to something like this before but after seeing on Facebook a friend @leanne_white_art was having a stall there I thought it might be interesting. There were so many stalls! I bought a couple of lovely things and made some great contacts which I hope to follow up soon. Unfortunately my friends stall was at another venue but as this event is on for a week I hope to check it out later. It was really fun to slip into the role of “Professional” which I often don’t experience as a freelancer. I also learned that most stalls have a minimum spend as they are generally catering to shop fronts. The places I did buy from luckily were able to sell from the floor, so I bought myself a selection of butterflies and a pair of dragonflies from @bitsandbugs and a lovely moonstone ring and boulder opal pendant from a jewellers whose name escapes me right now. Overall it was a great experience and I came home invigorated 😊 #reedtradefair #artistlife #belindaillustrates #august2018

On my way home Saturday after finishing my day job I decided to check out a gift trade fair. I’ve never been to something like this before but after seeing on Facebook a friend @leanne_white_art was having a stall there I thought it might be interesting. There were so many stalls! I bought a couple of lovely things and made some great contacts which I hope to follow up soon. Unfortunately my friends stall was at another venue but as this event is on for a week I hope to check it out later. It was really fun to slip into the role of “Professional” which I often don’t experience as a freelancer. I also learned that most stalls have a minimum spend as they are generally catering to shop fronts. The places I did buy from luckily were able to sell from the floor, so I bought myself a selection of butterflies and a pair of dragonflies from @bitsandbugs and a lovely moonstone ring and boulder opal pendant from a jewellers whose name escapes me right now. Overall it was a great experience and I came home invigorated 😊 #reedtradefair #artistlife #belindaillustrates #august2018