Exhibiting and Selling My Work
|Customers admiring work at the 2012 African American |
Cultural Festival, in Raleigh
|Fumu, Man of Majesty|
|Najah, Ancestress of Success|
Later in the Fall, I made some direct sales to a couple who've since become friends. It's wonderful when someone "gets" my work. Then, no overt selling needs to take place; I can just share my experience of creating the pieces, and answer questions without having to worry that I'm being pushy, or giving more information than the potential collector wants. Two of my Ancestress Series shadow box masks now have a new home. In the interest of full disclosure, "Fumu" is a male mask (I've made only two males in the series), but I'd always envisioned this male and female existing together in the same space, and now they do. These collectors have also acquired one of my Talisman series pieces, and they look great in their home (if I say so myself!).
I don't usually do shows in the fall, and last year was no exception. But, I was still creatively busy. In my next post, I'll tell you how.
Are you planning a busily creative 2013? Tell me how!