A few lessons learned in Baltimore

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I just finished the American Craft Council Baltimore show, and I learned a few things:

  1. I am not a wholesale artist. I make one-of-a-kind pieces, and although I make prints, I wasn’t able to show them.
  2. As Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”  I had my biggest sale of the whole 5 day show – during the last hour of the last day.  It was a great way to end the show!
  3. I learned that I had to help people to understand what they were looking at.  As people went by my booth, they’d glance in and think they were seeing paintings. Since my work is in paper, I tore up a bunch of pieces of my papers and sprinkled them on the ground of my booth. The effect was perfect – Everyone understood that I was using paper. (And little kids thought I was very messy.)

Now I’m starting to get ready for my upcoming New York show…