Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Art Fair Failure? Not so Fast!
My second memorable encounter was from a lady I'd guess to be late 20's, early 30's. On a whim, at the last minute I had grabbed all my "junk" paintings, samples, test sheets and threw them into a print rack and marked it "Bargain Bin." As it turned out, the bargain bin was the only reason I made a profit this weekend. Anyway, this young lady spent probably 10 minutes looking through my bin. Back and forth through the papers and scratched up frames and finally made her selection. When she brought it to me with cash in hand, she asked me to sign it, which I happily did and she proceeded to tell me how thrilled she was to be able to afford an "original" piece of art. Her obvious joy just melted my heart and reminded me how easy it is to bring others pleasure with our creations and that I was that same person a few years ago-dreaming of the luxury of affording an original art piece. I hope she treasures it forever.
Besides the meetings of some wonderful folks the art fair was not a complete bust, because to date, I have been invited to a Gallery and two more art fairs. I guess you just never know where opportunities will knock. Happy Painting! Terri