Well, my wife and I took the 45 minute drive to the shop this past Monday on a SCORCHING hot and humid day.
I was supposed to meet one of the three ladies that run the place – instead two of them were there and very eager to meet me and go through my work!
They were very nice and honestly stated their thoughts on whether or not the pieces were “matches” with the overall “vibe” of their shop.
ALL the Beatles & John Lennon were snatched up quickly.
Bruce Lee, however, went back into the traveling case.
It went on like this until the vast majority of my works were accepted, inventoried and priced.
They were also able to give me some very good advice on making my works more “professional”. Mainly just adding some Identification stickers on the backs as well as an informational card to give out with the sales.
The visit lasted around a half-hour and it was a true pleasure!
We then got a bite to eat, walked through a couple of shops and decided it was WAY too hot to do much else, so we jumped back into the truck and headed back home.
Now we wait and see how things sell. I have a good feeling about this – I hope it lasts. :-)
I asked for some pictures of whatever display they come up with when my works are up – I’ll be sure to post and update.
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