My last market of the year was last Saturday, hurrah! I sold my art with Shape Gallery, Camberwell Arts and Pexmas three weekends in a row and they all went well. Between these weekends, I was constantly busy coming up with ideas to improve my stall, organising float money, ordering more products, preparing new prints and buying new print browser after my handmade one fell apart sadly and unsurprisingly! These three weeks were the fastest three weeks I have ever had.
Not to blow my own horn but I am so proud of myself for doing this – going to the markets, talking to visitors and meeting new people are totally outside my comfort zone being deaf, introvert and a sign language user. It is not the most easiest thing to do for me but I want to continue doing this next year. Having markets is very beneficial in many ways – I learn what makes art sellable, build my confidence to be around people, find ways to communicate with hearing people, get my name out there and meet new people in the creative community.
I’d like to thank to organisers of these markets for having me, visitors who said loveliest things about my art, bought my products (even just a card), my loved ones for supporting me during these busy months and not forgetting my blog friends who left me encouraging comments, which did make a huge difference to my courage to do all this. THANK YOU.