Pooped, that's what I am. I'm absolutely pooped from yesterday's day of sales here in Portland. But I'm also grinning like an idiot, because sales were staggering.
For purposes of comparison, last year on Thursday we sold 25 pieces (which was wonderful). This year we sold...44!!!
I mean honestly, that's almost a quarter of the stock I brought! We've already removed the lowest shelf from one of the shelving units in order to keep the other shelves full. Nice problem to have!
Here's a quick shot as I cross the Morrison Street bridge in Portland toward the event site. Cityscapes are, to me, beautiful. Unfortunately while driving it's hard to appreciate the drama as the bridge flings me across the river.
This is my booth, before the crowds got thick.
This is my booth at nearly any other time of the day -- constantly thronged with people (bless them all!).
I always like to take pix of funny T-shirts, so here are a few samples:
This one looked so innocuous... until I read it. Then I cracked up.
I always like the adaptations of the Periodic table, this one on fishing lures.
And of course I highly approved of this sentiment.
These young ladies were dressed like pseudo-fraulines (well, why not?), so I asked if they'd pose with my steins.
A couple of gentlemen dressed as (cough) "monks"...
...complete with fake tonsures. Portland's unofficial city motto is "Keep Portland Weird" and I was pleased to see so many people contributing toward this effort.
Shortly after posting this, I'm off for my second day of sales. Wish me luck!