Monday, October 1, 2012

A lucky lady

This Saturday I did my first show, the Fenton Street Market.  It was an awesome day filled with lots of support and enthusiasm for my paintings.  I really feel inspired to keep creating.  And I actually sold two paintings so all-in-all it was a great day.  I love talking to everyone who comes by my booth.  I love talking to the other vendors and getting their input and information on how they handle their sales.   Everyone was very generous with both their time and openness.

What I found out, or possibly already knew, is that selling paintings is going to be hard work.  Even if someone loves my style or a particular painting, it might not be the right size,  or the right color with the right design.  There are so many factors to take into account.  But unfortunately, I cannot know exactly what someone is looking for while I am painting.  Wouldn't it be awesome if I could?  That is why I  love doing custom work.  The client gets exactly what they want.  I might not be able to be as free with my painting that way but I do love giving a client a painting that they will truly enjoy and display in their home.  I think I need to do a better job telling interested customers that this is something I can do for them.  Sales is not my strong suit!  I need to figure out a way to encourage sales without being pushy.  Nothing I hate more than a pushy salesperson.  Its a total turnoff.

Also, I need to have more products to sell than just paintings.  So I am looking into creating other items with my designs.  More information on that to come.

 Anyway, thanks for all of the love.  It means the world to me that I have all of these incredibly supportive friends and family in my life.  I am one lucky lady.


Christina Minasian said...

Wow! Such beautiful work! Congrats on selling work at your show. How about prints of your originals? I love the idea of making different products with you work. Can't wait to see...

Suzanne said...

Beautiful displays of your artwork. My daughter recently did a few art shows with her photo prints. One sale in 2 shows, she learned an awful lot from so many other vendors. Now she has a clearer direction to take her work as well. Thank you for sharing your great photos.