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Don't dispair. As with any skill/technique, closing/making a sale
takes a lot of practice, and even then, if the right customer is not
looking at your work, you won't sell it. That is the rule in the
You know the true value of your work, you know the effort and skill
that has gone into making it. you know the cost of the materials and
tools that the work requires. You also love your work. You only need
to find the words to describe that clearly to any and all who are
looking at it at an exhibition.
Since that takes practice, take the time to stage a practice
session, not at an exhibition or show, with someone(s) you trust and
develop a sales dialogue with them. Tell that person to be
aggressive, to comment negatively, to ask for a better price. And
practice dealing with that in a positive, non-defensive manner. And
do it over and over again, until you feel comfortable describing
your work in the best light. Praise it to the sky, cheer yourself
on. Afterwards, each time, go out and reward yourself with an ice
cream cone, some chocolate, a cup of coffee, or whatever is a
comfort taste for you.
For most of us, it's hard work, selling anything, but especially
selling the work that is closest to our heart, the work that we've
made with our own hands.
Good luck and don't give up,