I'm just getting back into a studio career--though it was only part-time before, I'm doing it more full time now-and I've seen several people talk about doing shows, meaning weekend, there all the time, things. We have a really good one here in El Paso around Thanksgiving and I'm aiming for applying next year. I think it's a good opportunity to get exposure to the community as well as selling work. My work is tapestry and other 'art' weaving and so a given piece takes close to a month to complete. I would be showing work from about 12-18 months with a number of smaller pieces for less expensive sales and larger pieces hoping for sales there, as well as possible commission work. My question is: how many of you do shows and is that your primary source of income? Next question-do these indeed lead to long-term repeat clients? Laura Fry mentioned in her blog, referenced on the forum, that she has 'down time' in the beginning of the calendar year before preparing for the fall shows; is this a type of rhythm to your weaving life? Do all of you have this sort of rhythm or does it vary? Given my description above, does this sound to all of you like a good fit for me and my work [some of which is posted on my page here at weavolution], or should I consider other options? Thanks.