LumberJocks

My first "Market" was a success

  • Advertise with us
Project by Raftermonkey posted 1238 days ago 2095 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pics were taken and emailed to me a couple of weeks ago. This was my first time doing any kind of “market” and it was great. As you can see, I hand carve and turn bowls. My girlfriend makes hand made jewelry. We set up a little booth at our local Green Market that is held the first Saturday of every month during the warmer months. This one was a special one they have for the holidays. I was very surprised at the responses we got. Everybody that stopped by told us what a great job we were doing and to keep it up. Even sold some stuff too. I made more $ in 5 hours sitting down there than I have in a whole week at work, in a long time. This is a great motivator for me to continue doing what I’m doing. We had another nice little surprise close to the end of the day. The gentlemen in the last pic, in the red coat and beret is the owner of the Corinth Area Artist Guild. He is inviting my girlfriend and I to put some of our stuff on display there and they would try to sell it for us. I know my stuff is nowhere near “gallery quality” but I think its pretty cool that he would take special interest in our work. I can’t wait to do another market. Thanks for lookin.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"





26 comments so far

View firecaster's profile

firecaster

557 posts in 1924 days


#1 posted 1238 days ago

Congrats.

That has to be a great feeling.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

View YoungestSon's profile

YoungestSon

93 posts in 1562 days


#2 posted 1238 days ago

Good deal! Nice to have a successful sale. $’s are good.

If the owner of the gallery thinks your work can sell then maybe it is of better quality than you think. Some time the opinions of others is more important than our own. I hope this works out well for you.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

View branch's profile

branch

904 posts in 1660 days


#3 posted 1238 days ago

hi you have a lot of very nice bowls there love the natural edges on them
glad to here you had good sales at the market it s a nice feeling when people
are prepared to hand over hard cash to purchase something that you made

branch

View Roger Clark aka Rex's profile

Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 1940 days


#4 posted 1238 days ago

Well done Zeke, I bet it made you really happy and satisfied.

BTW. Is that some French dude you are selling something to?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

View Raftermonkey's profile

Raftermonkey

560 posts in 1418 days


#5 posted 1238 days ago

Yea, it really is a great feeling and one that I would like to experience often,haha. Nah Roger, he’s the owner of the Corinth Artist Guild. I don’t think he’s French, but I could be wrong. I was one time before,haha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

View CampD's profile

CampD

1145 posts in 1992 days


#6 posted 1238 days ago

Good deal there Zeke.
Nicely displayed

-- Doug...

View peteg's profile

peteg

2718 posts in 1329 days


#7 posted 1238 days ago

No better way than to “take it to the people” they have judged your work with their wallets. Fantastic result
well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2578 posts in 1524 days


#8 posted 1238 days ago

I see a few familiar pieces that you have previously posted. Your layout looks good! Keep turning and challenging yourself into doing better and better work, play with dyeing too. Congrats on being asked into a gallery. Don’t sell yourself short cause if the gallery owner thinks your work is good enough to show that means it is! Most of us are our own worst critic!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View SafferinOz's profile

SafferinOz

138 posts in 1380 days


#9 posted 1238 days ago

The bowls look awesome, mate.
Looks like you’re doing something right.
Well Done

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

View jerryw's profile

jerryw

158 posts in 2422 days


#10 posted 1238 days ago

you do nice work.
be careful with the consignment sales. keep very good records of what you put into the store. my expereince with consignment sales has been very disappointing. if they do not take good care of your product, take it home.

-- jerryw-wva.

View TJ65's profile

TJ65

1347 posts in 1555 days


#11 posted 1238 days ago

wow so cool. What a boost to your ego to be able to show some of your work. But proof is in the pudding as if you made heaps of money and people were commenting it just shows you just how good you really are. Some of your stuff that you have shown here of late is pretty good, so from here is only up !
Good onya!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2752 days


#12 posted 1238 days ago

WAY TO GO. HOPE THE BEST IN SHOWING YOUR GOODS. YOU REMIND ME A LOT OF TRIFERN, AND WE ALL KNOW HOW WELL JOE IS DOING. KEEP UP THE SPECTACULAR WORK, IT WILL PAY OFF BIG SOMEDAY.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View lanwater's profile

lanwater

3025 posts in 1440 days


#13 posted 1238 days ago

You have a lot of great pieces on display.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View terrilynne's profile

terrilynne

833 posts in 1399 days


#14 posted 1238 days ago

I’m so happy for you! Craft shows are a lot of fun (and a lot of work).

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4038 posts in 1362 days


#15 posted 1237 days ago

Zeke, well done to you both.
Man, that is some amount of work that you did.
The man in the Red Coat is a connoisseur he can see the quality of your work.
Keep it up.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

showing 1 through 15 of 26 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase