While not officially ending until tomorrow, for me, August wrapped up on Tuesday. The busiest month of my year is finally over, hurray!! Four weekends in August and mine consisted of Market ~ Adult Toy Party ~ Market ~ Girls Night Out! Only the girls night out turned into partying Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. And the Toy Party was a massive weekend too!! So basically, I’ve had no sleep for the past four weeks! Now that I’ve sat down, rest, breathed a sigh of relief it’s over…. I’m sick. Boo!
It always happens with me. I go, go, go with a busy period and once it’s all over I let my guard down which results in me coming down sick. Tuesday was the official end of my busy period – a new tattoo, my largest, added to my collection. Then Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat and could barely swallow. Today is Thursday and while the throat is better, my ability to breath has been taken away. I knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any more bearable…
Tuesday afternoon I sat the wrong way on a chair with perfect gaps for my thighs to squeeze the crap out of the back as a couple of tender areas were worked on, enjoying the three hours that ended my month. It’s a hard feeling to describe, but knowing that I was just about done with a month that I had slightly been dreading (due to the busy factor) was awesome.
As is my tattoo!! Check out this baby!
This is a firebird / Phoenix. It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites. Both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. This has a lot of meaning for me right now, and the words I chose to include with it are ‘I will always dance again…”
Dancing has always been a huge part of my life (in a non professional / I think I look way better than I am kind of way), but it’s something that I have not “felt” inside of me for nearly a decade now. Separated from my ex, I am finally feeling it once again and am loving my body having a rhythm and grooving along to the music. No matter what happens in the future, I will always, dance again!
This is my biggest tattoo to date – about 10 times the size of all my others lol. He is located on the back of my right shoulder, and I LOVE him!!
He also marks the end of my month. I literally felt myself go “aaaah” after he was done. My shoulders dropped, my pace slowed down. The month, was over.
It was a good month. The first Market (Expo) went fantastically, and the second was a great chance to catch up with friendships blossoming with other stall holders. It was a really quiet market, despite Elmo and Mickey Mouse being there!
Elmo was mute. With a guy in the suit, there was no high pitched ‘Elmo Loves You’ voice coming out. I had to chuckle at some of the kids being confused that larger than life Elmo was just waving and not speaking hehe.
Among other attractions was a facepainter. A WICKED face painter!!
And my little corner of the room. I only had the one table to set up on, so didn’t take as much as I normally would as I knew it wouldn’t all fit. Still, not too bad I guess. I still find it amusing that the things I thought would sell, didn’t. And the ones I expected to sell none of, nearly sold out. Go figure…
The little duckies were a big hit, even though they didn’t actually sell. Everyone thought they were soap and were fascinated by the detail I had included. The visible disappointment when I corrected them and explained they were toy squirty ducks was almost painful. Perhaps I need to raise my game when it comes to my kids soaps…
Overall it was a good market. I broke even, sort of. I am currently working on a new way of doing my kids soaps as, while it was what I started with and got me hooked, I’m just not that interested in M&P soaping anymore. If I can perfect my new floating kids soaps, I will do all of them that way and do away with the M&P completely.
Between now and Christmas (which by the way, is scaringly close!) I only have two markets to worry about. I am going to be spending the next few months perfecting the items I have been working on, having a go at new ones I’ve been wanting to try, resume my studying and aim to start the new year ready to just “do”. This year has been great learning. Next year will be less learning, more “doing”.
For now though, I am off to “do” my couch. *Cough cough, sniffle, sniffle*.
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