Yep, a lot of great things happened at the Creeping Museum’s Artist Market (August 24). Artist Dave Benz of Benz & Chang Studio and I both had a very successful time at the event. Here are the top 3 best things that happened to me:
#1— I SOLD MY STRANGE ART BOOK, STICKERS AND MUSUEM QUALITY PRINTS:
Yes, I was so happy that right away people at the event responded so positively to my art. Once, the doors opened, I was flooded with customers who were very interested in my art. It was non-stop all that afternoon and evening. My new art book with a selection of artwork from the past 3 years sold several copies (you can get my art book online at the link <——-) I also sold several of my stickers and sticker sets ( you can get them online ——> stickers here). Plus, my museum quality art prints sold several too (especially “Ghost Tears” art print and “Why Couldn’t She Ever Get Warm Enough” art print which you can get online at the links above).
#2—PEOPLE LOVED AND BOUGHT MY CREEPY PAPER PUPPETS:
In previous artist markets, people didn’t seem to understand what my paper puppets were, even though I displayed them in shadow boxes. This time, I tried displaying them on sticks above the DIY prints of them and that seemed to do the trick. They understood, played with them, and wanted them. It felt really good to have such a great response (you can get my paper puppets online here).
#3— I FIGURED OUT WHO AND WHERE MY AUDIENCE IS:
If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll have read posts about how frustrated I’ve been, not knowing who or where my audience is. By the end of an exhilarating and exhausting day, I finally understood that this is my audience. They too understood what it meant to be strange, to have a pension for antique gothic things and a bit of a macabre sense of humor. There was such an amazing community of people there; the venders and customers, the enthusiast and the attendees who waited in the line around the block to get in (1200 people came to this artist market). I went home feeling apart of a great group of people and have been keeping in touch with them online. I feel so grateful and thankful for all of this.