This Sunday just past I spent the day with my market stall (Re-Creations) at the Strathalbyn Sunday Market.
It’s held every 3rd Sunday of the month.
I was joined this Sunday by my husband Jamie.
Some of the stalls and attractions from the Strathalbyn Sunday Market. (Jan 21st)
Some of the art and craft I sell at my Re-Creations stall
Some markets it’s just me and sometimes I will share with a friend. Some of the craft I sell on commission for a friend.
I attend this market as well as the Milang Lakeside Market, which is every second Saturday of the month at the Milang Institute.
Milang is short drive from Strathalbyn. It lies on Lake Alexandrina and is popular for people who enjoy the lake and some holidays homes there too.
It’s part of what I have been doing over the last year.
Last year proved it could be done. This year is a year to see if it is a financial viable option to continue with. It can be surprising, the cost involved in running a market stall. As much as I’d love to do this as a hobby or something, I’m not in that privileged position in life. I feel a bit of pressure to make this work, but ultimately, I can only try my best and keep my fingers crossed.
So what is my stall about?
Well it is an eclectic mix of artwork and craft made primarily from re-claimed and re-purposed materials. What is for sale varies as it depends on the season (I’m not going to sell sweaters in the heat of summer) and the materials I have been able to procure. Some materials are donated, but most materials sourced are ex-stock/discontinued or damaged stock from art and craft stores and thrift shops. Sometimes I have to use new materials, but I try to limit that as much as possible.
I will be blogging more about my craft in addition to my painting this year. I hope some of you will enjoy seeing the items I make.
Wishing you all a creative and inspiring week ahead
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