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People love buying from artists. It gives them a personal attachment
to the art or product they don't get from a factory purchased item.
However, buying from an artist isn't an easy process for the buyer
or the artist. Buyers sometimes get overwhelmed by all the things
they see, they are at the wrong show for their budget, they get
tired, their blood sugar falls and they say the wrong things. Artists
are generally overly attached to their work and, being sensitive by
nature, take insensitive customers as a personal affront, which it
isn't meant to be. Plus, the whole blood sugar thing works on either
side of the showcase.
I doesn't sound like the market you sold at was a good venue for
your work. Still, try to separate yourself emotionally from your
In the same way that you wouldn't wear your best gown to do
gardening, when you are showing your work you have to wear a
You can no longer be the sensitive, obsessed, protector of your
nestlings. Instead, you are the mother bird who almost callously
pushes the fledglings out of the nest, stops feeding them to
encourage their departure and lets go.
I would recommend printing some small brochures that explain your
process in detail. Write a FAQ section that gives answers to all
those pesky questions, playing up all the advantages of owning your