so i went through yesterday and counted how
many paintings i am sitting on at the moment,
and i am at 52! this is all good but i
figure i need about 100 more.
why you ask? well... i am going to try and
tackle the art/craft fair world.
(here is a painting so you don't get bored)
so far... i am doing 5 of them,
and am waiting to hear about 3 more...
the exciting bit about all this is i
applied to be in the cherry creek art festival
(in the emerging artist program) and they
are going to have me!!!
honestly, i about cried. we used to live
in denver and it is THE best art fair i have
ever been too. so i was SO thrilled.
after the "thrill" wore off i became FREAKED!!!
and i started in on the worry. how many... what if
people buy them... how many will they buy.
what am i doing? why did i do this? oh my
gosh.... what have i done?
THEN, i started asking other artists (amanda blake, and
rachel austin) for advice,
and my freak-out lessened (sort of). turns out the
general advice is 4x as many paintings as you think
you will sell. ??? i have no idea how many
paintings i will sell. none. so where does a girl start.
then folks followed up by saying that if you couldn't do 4x
that 2x was realistic. (this i can wrap my brain around)
basically i thought, well... if i can sell 30 paintings at a show
i would be thrilled, so i need around 60 per show.
so you are now looking at just a few!
52/150 (yikes! who am i kidding)