I was recently asked by the owner’s the shop if I had any more works to deliver as their inventory was getting low. I asked them about what subjects sell the best and got to work.
Today we took the hour-long trip to visit the shop – along with a box of 25 cuttings
The last time we took this trip was May of 2011, so I expected a few changes as shops like this tend to rotate their inventory on a seasonally basis. I was still kind of blown away with the amount of change – all the walls were painted differently as well as all of the furniture had been relocated. Even the cash register was moved the center of the store instead of by the entrance. It looked fantastic!
What was even nicer was that my display of cuttings was basically centered directly behind the register – one of the best locations in the store! As well, the display area allocated to my works was much larger as well – they had seven different works of mine hanging and could have added a couple more!
Then we got down to the task of delivery and returns. When the dust cleared, they took all but 5 of the cuttings and only returned 4. Three of the cuttings they didn’t take were three duplicate Pittsburgh Steelers cuttings, to which was stated “This is a RAVEN’S store – we won’t sell these in here! :-) ” I couldn’t agree more!
I was able to trade one of the Steelers later for a nice necklace my wife had her eye on – they plan of giving to a friend of theirs.
So, all is going quite well with my friends at the Painted Lady in Havre' de Grace, MD and I hope the relationship continues for quite a while!
Here’s the view when you walk in the door:
Notice the stained glass image of Ray Lewis in the background – fantastic work!
Until the next update…...........
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