This is my place in time.
It’s been a rather eventful weekend for Blackcurrant Photography. After three years of developing the business, and 2 and a half years of developing my photo jewellery, I finally packed up my stock and took it out to the people.
The odds were against me, not only was there a Federal election called for the day of the first market, then on the morning of the show, after a beautifully sunny Friday, the sky was dark and ominous. A thunderstorm hit around 4am and stuck around in various incarnations until about 10am. Unpacking during lightning strikes wasn’t in the least bit fun! Nor was the hickory (?) smoke blowing about from the spit roast, which I found a little overpowering at times.
Still, overall it was a good experience, I made some sales, and I loved the opportunity to get my work out in front of people that might not otherwise get to see it. I learnt a lot about which of my products work and which don’t, as well as some better ideas on how to present my display. I am so fortunate to have a minimum of another 3 weeks at the markets to show my hard work to others, and hopefully meet a substantial amount of my online followers.
A small selection of my market stock is below. I also took matted prints, and samples of my high end decor pieces such as acrylic iceblocks.
Today (Sunday), was the Perth Upmarket. I’ve been a few times before and love the beautiful gourmet food on offer. I always head straight to the gourmet pie stand for lunch! Perth Upmarket is very high end with artisans considered among the best market sellers in Perth. It’s definitely something to aspire to a few years down the track.
If you’ve read a few of these posts you’ll know that Cookie Dough Biscuits often crops up. It’s one of my favourite little cafes, all the way down in Freo (I’m up by the airport, so it’s a fair trek). Lisa makes delicious biscuits, my favourite being the Pearlicious. These contain dark chocolate, hazelnuts, and pear pieces.
Megan from Littlesweet Baking takes some of her cakes to Cookie Dough pretty much every day. I’d never met Megan before, but often chat on her Facebook page about her mouthwatering creations. Well I finally got to say hi in person today, and try some of her goodies. Oh my…
Jason and I ate lunch over by the reflection pool. When I was little, this was full of fish and certainly wasn’t a bright green colour. I assume they painted the pond at some point.
Anyway, there were two separate families of wood ducks, and a couple of normal childfree ducks that were probably just trying to enjoy a fuss free swim. Anyway, they were all very cute, so I took some photos. Luckily for me, this meant I could tick another photo off the “My place in time” list.
#70 – To market, to market.
Blackcurrant Photography will be back at the Mondo Spring Markets next Saturday the 14th September from 8am to 1pm, and will also be there on the 21st and 28th. Mondos is at the corner of Beaufort street and 6th Avenue in Inglewood.
These photographs were taken as part of the “My place in time” challenge. You can find out more about the challenge here.