September 23, 2013

I cut my teeth on wedding rings…in the movies…

It is SOOOOOOO cold today!!!! And all weekend!!!! Blake turned on the FURNACE this morning, which I normally refuse to do until November but jesus fucking christ, it was like, 2 degrees this morning. So fuck that, the furnace came on.

This weekend was the studio tour and it was pretty uneventful. I cried like a baby before it started on the first day but got over it.

I had a good time hanging out with Rose and Carol, the artists who shared the space at the library with me, because they’re both very cool people, but we didn’t have that many visitors. Like 32 I think the first day and I’m not sure the second day. More the second day for sure, but not by much. I sold 4 greeting cards. Got lots of compliments on my paintings, lots of questions and people taking business cards but no buyers. One guy took a card and said, “I’ll think about it” so I dunno what that meant other than the apparent.

I had a real live trollop of a woman come up to my part of the room and was like, asking all of these really specific questions about my process and about the paintings and telling me I should do this and I should do that and I should sell my greeting cards at cost “just to get your name out there” and you could tell that she was trying to figure out how to make the paintings herself (good luck) and subtly trying to get me to lower my prices on my cards. And she was around for like, god, a good 45 minutes between all of us but mostly at my tables making me crazy. Finally she left and I was pretty relieved because she was really intense.

But mostly? I sat at our table and drew pictures for my colouring book and smiled at people as they walked by. I’m just not good at selling. I mean I know what I have to do to sell things and it’s just not in me. I’m not an extrovert.

I knew I wouldn’t sell any paintings. I figured I’d sell at least a few of my small items (I had greeting cards, buttons and ACEOs) and I did and that was cool & all but I don’t think I’m going to do this again next year. It was a LOT of work and a lot of money (to me) for not much return. So fuck it, I tried and it’s not my thing.

Moving right along…

My brother and I are friends again on Facebook. He encouraged me yesterday when I posted a picture of my setup on Facebook (which was a crappy pic so I’m not bothering to post it here), so that was good. My mom told me he and his dad and his girlfriend didn’t get the apartment they were hoping to move into October 1st. So that sucks for them. :o/

My mom and John and Chris came to the tour yesterday which is how I know about the apartment falling through.

At the end of the tour yesterday, Deanna and her new boyfriend came over. Deanna is awesomesauce, as always, unsure about the boyfriend. Time will tell, I suppose.

I’m really nervous about this macro class and kinda want Blake to get his money back before it’s too late to do so. I don’t know when that date is but it’s probably soon considering the class starts next month. It may even already be too late. It’s just gonna be late and it’s gonna be hard and I think you even get a GRADE for the class, which freaks me right the fuck out and I don’t think I can do it. But maybe I should try? I dunno. A small part of me is this fearless Amazon warrior woman and the rest of me is…soft and squishy and prone to tears.

Soooooo yeah…

Anyway, that’s all I have to report. Have a lovely Monday!

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