Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I've been really busy trying to get some wholesale accounts going for my photography/artwork. I've decided that that's where the money is to be made rather than a couple of sales a week in my Etsy shop or selling at the Farmer's Market on the weekends. I have a shop in Knoxville that's going to be carrying my artwork and the owner really encouraged me to go that route. And let me say that getting this shop was huge for me. It's just consignment but it's a REALLY great shop. The couple that own it are in the process of opening their third shop right now and that's where I'm going to be. The ironic part is that when I first started to sell my photography, their shop was one of those out of reach things in my mind. I would have LOVED to sell there but I thought there was no way it could ever happen. And they ended up approaching me at my booth at the Farmer's Market about a month ago and said they would love to have me. I was so happy. And that's why I really think I can make this wholesale thing happen. I want it just as bad as I wanted that other shop and just as bad as I wanted to do my gallery exhibit and those things happened for me. I'm just single mindedly pursuing it right now to the exclusion of other things it seems like. I'm very inspired right now and very excited. I've decided to sell on canvas instead of paper for my wholesale line so that there's no conflict with my Etsy shop. I can't wait to see how my photos look on canvas. I've set up another website and blog that are focused on wholesale as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds.