cynthia was next to me...she had a great sales day! yay!
yesterday i did an outdoor market. tod went with and also participated in his first ever public market (other than the gallery opening earlier this summer). we were next to my friend cynthia too. it was intimate with just 9 tents or so total. mostly painters. one potter. jewelry, stained glass and me. it was kind of dead but i expected as much and no signs down the road so only drive by people caught the action. this was the first time ever i've had no sales. i had no sales earlier this year at my gallery show with tod and neighbor jared but a week later ended up selling work from the show as well as a large mixed media piece to the same woman last month so that wasn't a bust. i'm hoping this will turn out the same....straggler buying. one couple was interested in my 'big yellow' heavy vases and others liked the flowers tod and i made. tod DID SELL a few flowers. kids loved the puzzle and bottle cap ones and i think he made a whopping $10.
i think i felt angry by the end of the day. i was hot flashing and tired and wondering geeze do people get art that isn't traditional? least here in texas? do they???? i sell vases great online and they love them when they get em so i know they are good. guess it just wasn't my day. i had a fair amount of compliments from people who also saw my art in the gallery on the same property. one thing i noticed i hear a lot that i really dislike is: you are so clever. CLEVER. makes me feel like a raccoon or a monkey.
online definition: superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile: It was an amusing, clever play, but of no lasting value.
okay i'm being touchy. but i hear that more often than i want when it comes to my art. i'd rather be called an idiot savant. but look, there i am. smiling like an idiot. how clever i am.