South End Arts Market Opening Day! / by Ityng Deng

It was a bit chilly and rainy... Actually, A LOT chilly. I had to have a friend bring me warm socks... I was not prepared for the weather. Always a learning experience though!

Setup in the morning was kind of hectic. It was a mess when I got there around 8 AM, but understandable since it was opening day at the new location. My spot was in between... wait for it... a porta-potty and food trucks. Not the best location. But they ended up moving me anyways because they needed the space for an extra food truck they were not expecting. It was very disruptive since I was setup already but I did get a better spot. I was full of anxiety and felt overwhelmed. Was it always this nuts?! It took me a while to calm down. At least I had friends coming to visit that day.

It was also the first time I had the tent setup with the rest of my display. I will need to make lots of adjustments to the setup... This is going to be a long summer.