Sunday, 13 May 2012
Unfortunately footfall was terrible and if I hadn't had a host of visitors arriving at intervals the whole thing would have been absolutely dead! We kept the kitchen going with tea, coffee and cakes!!! It was a lovely day and just about a mile away there was a big fayre going on, a friend had been there and said it was heaving so maybe a lot of our potential customers were there.....
A learning experience... still not sure about the prices, but looking at the work there mine was pitched about right, I didn't want to overprice but was also concerned about underpricing as I want to be taken seriously. I would have also had a sale for my horses head
had I not already given it to my son, and might have a commission to do something similar so will wait and see about that. One of the other artists asked me did I have any cards so I might look at that for the future. Trouble is, all this is so costly when starting up without any money coming in.... I have had to frame 10 pictures which is an expensive job but they are all ready and waiting now for the next one!!!
I have a slot at an exhibition, the first one to be held in our small town, which has been well publicised and is an event at the local church to commemorate the Jubilee. Am hopeful the foot flow will be better at this next one, the church has a good following and there are some professional artists showing so although my work won't be up to their standard it won't be their prices either. Will be an interesting experience and hopefully will give me the opportunity to meet some more people and network myself a bit more locally.
So that's my first experience...... not a success if we define that by sales but not a failure either as I learned a lot.... I need to take some hooks!!!! That's one thing to remember for next time. So, will keep plodding on, trying to get my work out there, the next one is 26th May so onwards and upwards!!!