...four to go!
This weekend, I took part in the annual Open House at the Cre8ery Gallery. Traffic was apparently less than in past years (and less than they were anticipating), but I had a good time nonetheless. In fact, in terms of sales, it was probably my best sale yet. I am so glad that I spent the time making 6 new collage mirrors, because I sold THREE of them. At $25 each! (To appreciate my excitement, you have to remember that everything else on my table is under $10...besides the pillows, but they're another story...)
I think that my success at the sale was due to the fact that the people attending were, and I'm generalizing for the most part, a teeny bit artsier than the customers at some of my previous sales. Or, they just "got it". (Sometimes my stuff looks a little odd when surrounded by more traditional, pretty crafts.) It was nice to see my pins and collage stuff looking right at home in a room full of pottery, art, textiles and jewelry.
Besides the ego-boost that always come with having a good sale, I got a pretty good sense of what will do well at my upcoming sales. Now I know what to focus my crafty-efforts on over the next 3 weeks. I have to make more mirrors, more Altoids tins, more vintage-gal cards and, because I can't resist, maybe just a few more pins. And more pillows, but, again, they're another story...