So , I finally feel rested from my trip to Chicago for the One of a Kind show at the Merchandise Mart. There are a lot of things that I'm going to change for next year. It's a ritual for me to take stock of what happened, where I succeeded and, where can I improve. My friend Denise Latten has been a great help to me in this area. She keeps me focused and not afraid to do hard work.
The biggest challenge is in the "improvements" area and bullet number 1... Stay in touch with my customers! I love my customers...they inspire me, encourage me, and push me to new limits... but I'm terrible about staying in front of them, letting them know about new products, current events, and lifting them up... I have some ideas that I'll be working on, but would love to hear some of your ideas how you stay in front of your customer, or if you're a customer, what are the things you want to know , and how often.....???
This trip I ventured out of my booth more and met some wonderful artists! I'm definitely going to stay in touch with them! Once I'm all organized I'll post pictures and links to some of their work.
Received great news today! Ro Lambert, owner of "State of Mind " Gallery in Northville, Michigan called to tell me I sold one of my newer/major necklaces! Yaaaay! Just what I needed to start the day... Of course , its' already spent...going to Utrects today for paints, and brushes...wooo, hooo!
2011 is shaping up! I'm already comitted to teach in February in Tuscon (4 classes), in Santa Fe (March, 1 class), in Philly (April, 2 classes), and Philly in August (1 class). I love when I can go to the East coast, it give me a chance to see 3 of my sisters, and 2 brothers, and a host of nieces and nephews! More info and pictures when I figure it all out....
Enough for today, I just have to finish cleaning my work area... Many beads to make and I can't find anything!
Here's to you having a great Saturday!