Ok, so I'm totally excited about the idea of selling my photography at the Saturday Market. But it recently occured to me that in order to sell my work I actually have to have an inventory to sell! Since I've mostly been selling things online I just order things as I need them, so I actually don't have much just sitting around ready to sell.
So I've spent the last few days trying to find good bulk prices on mats and frames and editing a million photos to get printed. I'm going to be selling several different sizes and different types of things. I'm going to do some greeting cards with my photos on them, a few canvases, some larger framed pieces, lots of smaller, matted pieces, some three panel 10X20's and some other assorted things.
It's been fun to go through all my work to decide what to sell, but it's been a bigger job than I expected it to be! I also got sidetracked revisiting some of my older shots and playing around with them a bit. I really LOVE Photoshop, so I can get distracted playing around with things pretty easily. I sat down to work on it after the kids went to bed last night and the next thing I knew I looked at the clock and it was midnight! I finally went to bed and had dreams about Photoshop all night.
Anyway, after gluing myself to my computer for the past couple of days I've gotten a lot accomplished and I have a big order on it's way from the printer. Yay! Now just watch, I'll sell two pieces and end up giving the rest away as gifts until the year 2030. I hope my family has a lot of empty wall space. :)
Oh, and I also think that I'm going to setting up and Etsy shop in a few weeks. I have a website gallery right now, but you can't order from it, so people have just been contacting me through my e-mail to order things and I sent them Paypal invoices, but it's getting to be hard to keep it all organized, so I think an Etsy shop will be easier. I'll just list the inventory I already have and then people can order directly from there and I can get things shipped out immediately. It will be a lot easier.
So if you've been thinking about ordering something, hold off for a few weeks until I get that running and it will be a lot easier. I have a few orders I'm in the process of right now and then I'm not going to take anymore until I have the Etsy shop up and running.
I realize that all this photography talk is intersting to no one but me, but that's all I have to talk about today! Let's all hope that I put the computer down for a while and do something more interesting so that I have a better story for you tomorrow.
OH!! Someone posted in my comments the other day that I should do a flower test with my new Ikebana vase and a regular vase and see if the flowers in the Ikebana vase last longer. Woohoo, a project!! As soon I get a chance to get my hands on some more flowers I'm totally going to do a test. I know you'll all be hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to find out which flowers last longer, right?! Ok, maybe just me. But still, it will be a fun little test. I'll keep you posted!