The Raleigh Makers Market is a monthly handmade market that celebrates the local makers, creators and musicians in our area. I was beyond thrilled when they invited me to be a part of their October market.
The market is held in the Raleigh Beer Garden event field and it couldn’t be a more perfect space. There are picnic tables, games, and easy access to food and beverages. I was (literally) in Heaven.
I setup my booth (well, if you want to call it that. I’m not fancy enough to have a tent yet) by the games, strategic right? Where the kids would be toying around. I had many books and the bookmark table, which is always a hit with the kids.
I was surrounded by so many talented people, I was in awe and inspired by their expertise. I saw leather jewelry, paintings, tassel earrings, wood art and even dogs for adoption. In a way, I didn’t feel up to snuff to be in the midst of these hard-workers.
But, you know what, I was up to snuff and I admitted to myself that I MADE IT, I have a product that I created and I am proud to stand behind it!
I met a lot of proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles at the event. I am always impressed with their love for local authors and giving the gift of reading to their little ones. I also came across a few aspiring writers and can find myself lost in conversation with them for quite some time. Because, although I’ve made it, I am still an aspiring writer. I am struggling to get my third book down on paper, I am struggling to make sense of it, I am an aspiring writer. I love relating to people on so many levels.
I will be back at this Market, I can promise you that!