a long weekend

I have been trying to decide what I should say about this weekend. I have spent a lot of time over the past month getting ready to put myself and my work out there and if I am honest I was mostly disappointed with how the whole event went for me. Traffic wasn’t as high as I had hoped and sales were pretty dismal, I know that I shouldn’t take that personally, and that not selling doesn’t mean my work is bad, but it is hard to be rational about something you have poured so much of yourself into.

There were some positive moments, some people, and I should say predominantly other artists, loved the intricacy and attention to detail in the bindings and the tiny collages. That was good. The couple that remarked that you never know what you are going to find on a tour like this, and how refreshing my work was. Also good. I am just drained from a weekend of talking and playing nice. My house is a mess, there is displaced stuff everywhere. Right now I am wishing I hadn’t jumped, that I was back where I understood the parameters at my computer at the print shop.

It is a gloriously sunny day here, but even that isn’t cheering me up this morning. So I hope all is well in your worlds dear readers. It will probably be a little quiet around here for a few days while I try to bounce back.

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10 thoughts on “a long weekend

  1. doesnt it suck that after every event/show we are always drained/depressed etc. its exhausting sometimes. i get it more and more why those with the $$ just make art and never show it.

  2. yep, and I am feeling that too today, it was much easier just making without worrying what would sell!! Or if anyone liked it, whatever, I’m sure I’ll get over it!

  3. I have the perfect book for you. It will change how you approach your work. It is called ” Art & Fear; Observation on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking” And know that this too shall pass…..and keep doing what you do so well.

    • I went and checked out your suggestion and this looks like a book I might need to read šŸ™‚ thanks! Hoping my library can get me a copy till the cash flow improves šŸ™‚

  4. An anticlimax after spending months anticipating and gearing up for something and wham it’s over. The feeling will pass, but I understand.

    sending good thoughts your way

    • You are so right, so I opted to spend the day gardening, and getting my porch all spruced up for summer, I’m in a much better mood now!!

    • hmm, if only my bank manager were as supportive as you! But seriously, over it now, just feeling under the weather, hence the silence…

  5. I’m with you Deb. Sorry for the emotional low, but understand it completely, and am kind of in the same place for other reasons, so hopefully we can commiserate our ways up and out into a new space! I ordered, but still haven’t received the creative entrepreneur book, and I can lend you Art & Fear, if you want. It is a good one. talk soon! xox K

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