Selling (Or Not)

A week after the craft fair. It went fine. I made some money but didn’t sell any paintings. Some people looked at them and admired them, though. So that was cool at least.

It’s a little sad no one bought my art. That’s really why I was there, but it was a craft fair after all. Who looks for “fine art” at a craft fair? Probably no one, or almost no one. So I get it. But I just really want to sell my art.

And that’s a big step for me. When I first started painting I never wanted to sell anything. I couldn’t imagine parting with my paintings that I spent so much time creating. But then I sold my first painting and I got over it. It actually instilled in me the desire to sell instead of horde my art and keep it all to myself. I love my art and I want other people to love it too. Which is why it’s sad when people didn’t buy it and continue to not buy it. I should probably create an Etsy account.

Anyway, I’m not too disappointed though. I’d still like to go to another craft fair, preferably one with some more foot traffic. I was there five hours and there were a tops of 100 people who showed up to the fair as a whole, not even my booth. So if there are more people attending there is a higher chance of me selling things, hopefully a painting or two included.

But it was good experience and definitely not a waste of time. I almost did another this weekend as well, but I had to get a sales tax license thing and I didn’t have time to do that with the holiday so I missed out. And I heard it’s a good one to sell at. But hopefully there will be more where I can sell everything.

In other news, my aunt just taught me hour to real knit instead of arm knit, so I’m excited. It takes a lot longer than arm knitting, as well as more concentration. I’ll let everyone know how it goes when I’m done.

Craft Fairs

This Sunday marks my first ever craft fair as a vendor. I will be participating in the In the Dome Fall Fair Holiday Shopping Bazaar. It’s inside one of those strange dome buildings, hence the name, and I think it will be fun.

I have a few art shows under my belt, but I’ve never participated in a craft fair before. Oil paintings generally don’t come to mind when you think craft fair, but I’m going to give it a shot. I’m also going to be selling scarves, a few ceramics, and some cards I made out of handmade paper.

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