Thanks for your replies, it’s interesting to see other people’s
views on the subject.
Kerry, thanks for your reply, it made me chuckle. I think we’re very
similar. I suppose I also try to do too much in too short a period
of time. And YES, that one more piece might be the ONE that special
customer wants to buy! It’s hard when you do things all
one-of-a-kind. What’s to say THAT one isn’t the one that would be
just perfect for customer X that walks in your booth that weekend?
Same idea when I try to decide what to pull out of a gallery for the
show. There was a bracelet, as it turns out, that I sold at my show
this past weekend, that I had been wondering if I should take out of
the gallery. Well, good thing I did, of course. But what about the
ones I didn’t? Would they have perhaps sold, too, if only I’d brought
Allan, yes I know they won’t know what they don’t have to choose
from. But I will!! One thing that helped was knowing that I have
another show in just a few weeks, and another one a few weeks after
that, and another after that. What I didn’t get done for this show,
I’ll work on for the next!
Someone suggested, too, that it might be “mudane work avoidance”.
Well, although I’d like to think it’s not, there could just be some
truth in that, too. Making jewelry is MUCH more fun than packing
stuff up into a car that will barely hold it (there wasn’t a spare
inch to be found in my poor little station wagon, including on the
roof!), especially when it’s super hot & humid. Well, I suppose
that’s all relative, but it was pretty yucky for central PA.
So now that show is done, I’m back at my computer, catching up on my
Orchid reading. The show went OK, although financially not super.
Good experience anyway, and I hope to be there again next year. So,
now I’ll “calmly” get ready for the next show, and I’m sure the few
days before it, I’ll find myself frantically trying to get those few
new ideas finished in time! lol
Designs by Lisa Gallagher