One of my New Years Resolutions this year was to vend my art for at least 1 show I am asked to be a part of. I have been asked countless times over the years to vend at different shows, cons etc. I guess you can say I have always been intimidated by the thought of it and hate the thought of dropping a lot of money on a vending spot with no guarantee of selling anything. I also normally go to these shows to relax and enjoy myself because my art is something I do as hobby on the side of my full time job. So the thought of being stuck at a table trying to sell my work has always been hit or miss idea to me.
Then I go to a show or con and the regret sets in. I can’t even tell you how many times I am at one of these shows and people see me rocking my wearable Dead Girl Decay creations and ask me “where did you get that!?!” When I respond “well I made it” I always get “do you have a booth set up here?” And I have to say “no… but here is my card” and then I hope they visit my site.
Well now that we have Frankenhearse additional opportunities have been thrown my way and I think it is time I finally give it a try. I have been offered deals on vending costs as a part of putting the hearse on display. I have even been offered to vend out of the back of it.
So with that I have been making and buying things for my “display”as I see them on sale (after Halloween clearance was a devil sent) and adding a some things I would like to use to my Amazon Art Wish list (as reminders I need to buy them and incase people are looking for gift ideas). Everything I have purchased so far has been something that if the vending thing doesn’t turn out to be my thing I can still use it somehow in my creepy museum of a home etc.
The exception to that being the display banner I just got. I knew I would need something to bring attention to my work and I was lucky enough to take advantage of the Semi-Annual sale at Vistaprint which gave me 50% off!! I guess if things don’t work out I have a really cool decoration for my studio now……