I learned that I enjoy smaller trunk shows and markets where I have friends who thrive in the larger 5,000 and up shows. I also have learned a valuable lesson that everything is not for everyone some people love every scent I have ever made and some people swear they cannot smell anything but wax (sidenote: these are also the same people who swear by candles that overwhelm you before you have removed the lid) so I smile say thank you for your time and know that I am in this for the long haul.
My dream is to have a small house that is my storefront where I can open at 10 and close at 2. I want to create an atmosphere where my customers can come by to see what I am working on with pastries and coffee available in the morning and wine with light snacks available in the afternoon. I want to create an environment where we are a community that appreciates great smells, witty sayings and fine design in housewares. A community where a hand thrown plate is appreciated for it's artistry as well as it's uniqueness. Ah but alas it is still a dream so I will do what I can to create the atmosphere online until I achieve my dreams.