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May 2010
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We hope you are busy booking your summer shows! This month, artist and crafter Sarah Terry gives some great advice on how to proceed when you're NOT accepted to a show you were interested in attending.

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What to do When You're NOT Accepted to a Craft Fair
by Sarah Terry

"We regret to inform you that..."

All crafters hate reading these words in the top of an email from a craft fair they've been dying to get into. It really sucks, especially when you are trying to plan a craft fair schedule or you know it's a cool event and just really want to be part of it! What usually follows that regrettable sentence is a polite decline of your application, and some encouraging words that make you want to barf. Since it's that time of year where acceptance/decline emails are going out for some of the spring shows (in fact, I've already received a few non- acceptances for spring myself!), I thought I would share some of my thoughts on what to do when you get declined from a craft show.

What to do:
It's natural to feel hurt when you first get the news. I think it just comes with the territory of owning a business where you design and make everything. (I mean, it has to be easier when there isn't so much of yourself invested in it, right??) Give yourself a little time to fume, but after that, try not to take it personally. My gut reaction when I find out that I haven't been accepted is to go into my studio and just work on something- anything. I like to get away from email, twitter, facebook, marketing, people, everything, and just do what I love- creating. I actually do some of my best work during these times. Read more

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