Productivity / Time = Success. Expectations need to be set accordingly. Is this a hobby or business. To be a financial success there are a lot of personal disciplines: Live generously, Help others be a success. Organization, Early to bed – Early to rise, Early bird gets the worm,
Read the biography of Auguste Rodin. Recognize the world will be how you chose to see it. The perception of the world. Identify your pride. Get out of your own way. Recognize the moment of inspiration and ideas that come to you. This is your connection to the creator, take note. Like your mother always said pay attention when God talks to you. Be productive. This is work.
Craft vs Vendor Shows
Craft fairs are more for meeting your customer. To see what their likes are. It is an eye opening experience in direct retail. Your work can be varied and art focused. Always have smaller items on hand that will sell to pay for your fees and expenses. You’ll be fortunate to sell an item at a higher price. With more experience the booth display will be better setup and organized. Needing to meet the customers and encourage traffic into your booth. If you really want to pull in traffic to your booth, put up a wall not facing the outside traffic flow with an outside sign that says “ADULTS ONLY”.
Vendor shows are my preference. Do you want to do production level work? Are you setup to do production? It is possible to get contracts for hundreds of pieces at a time. The audience is business oriented and more inclined to order production level quantities. The artwork must be more mature and production oriented at vendor fairs. Opportunities to work with business, hotel, coffee shop and restaurant chains are out there. Bring smaller work for examples, lots of flyers that are post card sizes. The objective is to meet people and develop relationships. Be on top of your social media and working email campaign. Don’t expect to get the fees covered.
Your destiny is to know God and make him known through your life and art.
I’ve been working on a number of new tool sets, to make sure that I can supply any orders promptly. I’m thinking about the following:1. For now, I prefer to sell mostly as complete sets. If there is interest in single tools, I’ll consider selling those (see also below). But since mail has gotten so expensive, it doesn’t seem very cost-effective for buyers. 2. The basic set would be three modeling tools (Cherry), plus a drawing knife (Walnut) and an artist's plumb bob. The dimensions: 1” x 3/4” x 10” 3/4” x 3/4” x 9” 3/8” x 3/8” x 8” 1/4” x 1” x 8” (Drawing knife) 3/4” x 3/4” x 3” with brass weight (plumb bob)3. An extended set would add a fourth modeling tool (Cherry): 1 1/2” x 3/4” x 11” (the Big Kahouna)4. The Big Kahouna would be offered as a standalone also5. I also want to offer a smooth paddle (Cherry, Maple or Birch, as available): 3 1/2” x 3/4” x 11”Prices (not including shipping):Basic Kit: $55Extended Kit: $65Big Kahouna Only: $20Paddle: $22US Shipping: $8 minimum for the first item. $1 for each additional item. What do you think? I’m going to take new photos in the next few days.____________________________________Mark SchlicherProducer/Director"Chipping Away: The Life And Legacy of Sculptor William Edmondson"www.ChippingAwayMovie.email@example.com(615) 294-5671
I hate to say this but there has been times when for one reason or another a stamp doesn’t work out as expected by the customer. We make custom stamps by hand in a very competitive world market. At the end of the day we can only offer credits towards another stamp or other product rather then a refund.
My guarantee is this:
The design you provide and approve for a stamp will be reproduced 100% guaranteed to the highest precision in the industry. IF upon receiving your stamp there is something in the design that doesn’t really work like you expected, THEN we would be happy to remake the stamp if you can meet us half way on the cost.
Thus I will be willing to forgo all profitability on the second stamp with the requested design change in an effort to make the stamp better for you. But I can’t sell the farm to pay for the remake and give the second stamp for free.