I was selling at a show this weekend. The vendor next to me had her items priced very inexpensively. One of the things she would say to her customers was, "I'm a bargain hunter so I get my supplies cheap and I don't charge for my time." Grrrrr!!! Why wouldn't you charge for your time?!?!? This is one of those things that many of us do as artists. We undervalue ourselves. Maybe we think of our art as a hobby
One of the hardest things for shy artists to do is to put themselves out there, to actually go out into the world and interact. I wrestle with this every time I am getting ready for a show.
I am doing a show tomorrow. Getting stuff packed up and the car loaded was easy. (Actually, I loaded the car in under 1/2 hour!) The hard part is dealing with the anticipation of having to interact with customers. Will I say the right things? Will I behave the right way? If I say "hello" will they run away from me? Did I forget to put on deodorant?
I'm so excited! Last night I finally submitted the book for publishing with Smashwords.com and now it is ready for you to download your very own copy.
It took a while to get to this point, and I am very happy with the results. So, I'm going to have a celebratory glass of wine tonight!
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