BUT ALSO...I covered my costs, met some really cool people, had some great conversations, got some really positive feedback, gained lots of beginner experience, made a contact for a store that might sell some of my cards, and successfully did something new and scary.
Another go at it in 2 weeks at the cherry park festival in Kitchener. That's all I've committed to for now, God help me, but who knows...I've got all the stuff for it now! (Including the banner that I hand painted last night at 10pm!! I MIGHT have drunk some rum, straight up, as I was doing it).
Hooray for new experiences and trying new things! (the festival, not the rum...ahem).