I love the idea of inviting people into your studio for private previews and/or sales. It is THE most personal kind of business contact. I have two or three friends in mind who might also host private home sales for my work. That's personal, but on a slightly different level. However, I have neglected to follow through with this idea and have missed the opportunity for a pre-holiday sale... I thought. I am a huge believer in "It's never too late...." This sounds like a job for Alyson Stanfield, Super Art Guru
While making a mid-afternoon email check at work yesterday, I was struck by how many "thoughtful" vendors had brought and would be bringing their wares into our lounge during the workday; considerate of them and convenient shopping for us. Alyson entered (my mind) in terrific new red knee-high boots and a great looking art cape (with a print of one of my
paintings). She was singing, "Here I am to save the day. It can still be a profitable holiday." I thought to myself, Alyson, you are right once again. They are invading my
territory. Why am I not the considerate one offering a convenience to my co-workers? I remembered Alyson's blog on home-based art sales
and preview parties. I grew dizzy with the possibilities of the connection I had just made.
Thirty minutes later, I was
the considerate one with a flyer of visual "appetizers" and a promise of more to be revealed next Tuesday at a special Art Preview and Sale right after work. Refreshments are to be served (always a hook for hungry coworkers). A mass email will go out first thing today to reinforce the flyers. I even scheduled this on the official calendar. Once agan, I feel empowered, thanks to my
super art guru, Alyson B. Stanfield
. She really deserves those new red boots! In the past, I would have just vowed to wait until next year to schedule something in some personal home setting. Now I am already feeling a successful ending will be on tap for Tuesday (one of Alyson's many helpful hints). The last time I did this, I pictured three sales at an opening and made three sales. I am going to picture a higher number this time. My coworkers are already buzzing with positive remarks and anticipation. I do believe this will be a win/win situation.
Have I waited too late for a holiday art event? I think not! Would you also like to attend this event? Contact me.
I would love for you to be there to share in the excitement of starting, or adding to, an art collection.
At the top of today's must do list: finding a pair of those terrific red knee high boots! After all, I feel empowered.