Today was an interesting day.
I met with Pat for lunch; she brought me the stuff she showed to the gallery in Santa Fe, and they came back with a wonderful letter from the gallery owner, suggesting specific things to try to help me weave a little more adventurously. How good is that?!
Then I went to The Suter Art Gallery; I had left two shawls last Friday to see if Andrea would consider having them in the gallery shop. Just coincidentally, I had the stuff from Santa Fe, so we talked about them and she selected one from Friday and three from Santa Fe. I now have three outlets and four pieces at my newest outlet. Yay!
Then, leftovers in a bag, I went to the Red Gallery to pick up the cotton scarves Jay wanted to see; these are going to be submitted to the guild local area exhibition in Westport this week.
I felt like all day I was walking from one place to another around Nelson delivering/reclaiming my "merchandises", feeling like a peddler. And though it doesn't feel that way just now, I am regrouping and trying harder to sell, without necessarily making new things specifically for each outlet. Idealy, I'd like to make pieces, deliver it to one gallery, and sell it from there (soon-ish), but I'm still learning the characteristics of each place and the changes in fashion and traffic, so I feel less, umm, scheming about trying differnt outlets for different pieces. And they are far better off in one of these places than on the floor in my stash room. But at some point, I would like to start withdrawing some of the older pieces, and move on.
It's all a learning experience.