Today was the opening of my show. It was warmly received and I got lots of really encouraging words about my photography and art.The show is divided into four different sections: Totems, Animals, Plants and Fine Art. Looking back there was a lot of steps involved.
1- Making the art
2- Buying matts and frames (2hrs in Hobby Lobby)
3-Putting it all in frames and cleaning the glass (another several hr project)
4-Making the art tags, artist bio, order form and business cards (one afternoon)
5-Hanging the show (2hrs + second trip to hobby lobby)
6-Working the show (4 Sundays 9:30-1pm)
Today was worth all the work. With in the first 10 min of the show being up two pieces sold. I sold about four by the time morning service started. Between 1st and 2nd service I sold a few more including a big framed photo of a pelican in flight. I went to 2nd service with my husband and then ducked out the last five to be ready in the fellowship hall.
I ended up selling 8-10 pieces and made a grand total of 295$. That is the best I have ever done. I think at my first show I made around 250$ after a month of it being on display. I was told by the lady who works in our book store that I made more money today than anyone has ever made on a show at the church. It was really affirming that people responded to my work so well.
I am planning to have a booth at the church’s business fair at the end of the month. I think I might make sets of stationery cars and maybe (fingers crossed) get my poetry together as another option. Its crazy now that I work for myself all the different options that are before me. I just have to stay focused and not get too scattered. But here’s to a job well done! Yeah me!