Where to now
As I said earlier this year, I intend to try to capitalize more on my unusual woodworking talents this year and from now on. The question is, “How?” I used to think that attendance was an important factor, but the biggest event so far this year has given the least return. This is mostly due to a transformation of theme from a heritage festival to a carnival. Although there were more people, I made as little money as I ever have there. Generally, those who are drawn to carnivals don’t spend money on the sort of thing I sell while those who would purchase my wares don’t usually go to carnivals. Interestingly enough, the level of appreciation for what and how I do my work is pretty much the same for everyone. On the other hand, one of the smaller events, a fund-raiser for a local private school, gave the biggest return this year to date. I spoke to an art glass vendor at an event I was not participating in who avoids events that feature “kiddie rides and face painting.
So, as I continue to register for events, I am trying to be selective. Theme and purpose are apparently more important than number of attendees. Maybe. Anyway, as I experiment with what may or may not work, and as the economy creeps back toward prosperity, some events will likely be replaced by other new venues. I am even considering going over to Maryland, even with their quirky tax thing. More research is definitely in order. Stay tuned . . .
Archive for June, 2012
Where to now