So, considering the fact that PSNC has gotten approval for the third rate increase so far this season, I guess that it's nothing short of miraculous that people are buying visual art at all.
Add the gasoline prices to that and the fact that people had to drive all over the county on Saturday and Sunday to look at studios and I must admit that I am surprised that we had as many people drop by as we did.
We sold some stuff - mostly small. But still....
I know that craftspeople are also having a tough time in this economy but I can't help but feel that it's easier to sell something to a person that they can wear, stick a plant in or throw over their legs to keep warm. Objects with at least some practical value are much more justifiable than things to look at.
All of that having been said, I am pretty pleased with how well our stuff has been received. People will be looking for us now and that certainly helps.
In addition, TonyP and I will soon be adding a PayPal feature to our gallery sites and I have some plans to open a Cafe Press shop in the next few weeks.
What I wish I had done before the Tour was have some t-shirts printed up to proclaim: "I visited a bunch of artists' studios and all I bought was this lousy t-shirt!"
Those would have sold.