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Well, I was pretty psyched for today because some showroom designers for a large furniture company were coming over at 2:00 PM to look at my paintings. Twice a year, High Point hosts the largest furniture market in the world. Over 75,000 people attend to see all the newest furniture and trends in home decorating. That’s why I’m having a booth to sell my paintings there.
However, the large furniture companies have huge permanent showrooms. Each market they set up their new lines of furniture and then they accessorize. I was contacted by one of these companies and they were coming over to look at my paintings.
While I don’t think they actually sell the paintings that are on exhibit, they usually allow signs and/or promotion for the artists. I know of several people who have made their name via furniture showrooms.
Hence … the excitement.
Now I know that 30-40 paintings don’t sound like a lot but when you bring a ton of them downstairs and spread them around your house it is a fairly large number. Since the weather has been nice the last few days, I cleaned up the porch so that the paintings could sit on the railings and they’d have a ton of natural light.
I wanted the people to see them at their best!!
At 11:00 AM they cancelled. They want to reschedule but of course, now I have my entire downstairs filled with paintings and tomorrow it’s supposed to be cloudy. It’s not like it ruined my day but I’m a bit disappointed.
Anyways, my hope is that they’ll put some of my larger paintings up on display so I can get some traffic to see them. First, I don’t have enough room for 30-40 paintings in my 7×10 booth (as you can imagine.) I know that because Kevin and I measured out the space and it’s basically like this landing I have at the top of the stairs.
You wouldn’t think that selling these paintings was so complicated but it really, really is.
Ok, I’m done bitching and moaning.
Hopefully tomorrow things will go smoothly and they’ll want a number of paintings so that the rest will fit in my booth. That would be the best of both worlds. Wish me good luck.