Sunday, March 11, 2012
My little table at my first Art Fair.
It looks so small. And yet so much work goes into these fairs, it's incredible. On the 'other side' of this fair, I have learned a lot about what people look at, what they look for, and what might sell at which fair. Things I really didn't think much about, and really had to experience to find out if this is something I might do again.
- that some of my work probably won't sell at all at these fairs, BUT that people really seem to like to talk about my pieces and ask questions.
- that people really respond to my use of copper, recycled materials, and beeswax in a positive way.
- that I might sell some other items at these fairs if I am interested in exploring suggestions. One of them that made me think 'hmm, maybe!' was a request for wine 'stoppers.' They might be pretty cool to do!
- that if I want to sell at these fairs in the summer, I might have really look for the shows that are catered towards audiences that will buy my things, OR offer more of a variety of items.
- that there are a LOT of beautiful classy little old ladies in a 30 mile radius who adore art and have cash.
- that there continues to be no end of incredible talent in these mountains. I've made some incredible friends so far and am loving this community!
- that I will try this again. Definitely.