OK, so now for an update on how things went yesterday. When the gallery closed yesterday I had sold only one item (the larger tote with the leather straps and elephant button). I was a little disappointed that more didn't sell, because there were quite a few people who came, but Jocelyn told me that most people who come on the opening are there because they are collectors of the artists' work and they all come on the gallery opening day to buy a specific artist's work first. That makes sense, and my stuff will be up for another month, with another big open gallery day on December 2nd, so it is all good. I'm not too bummed about it.
One reason I am not too bummed is because I made some AMAZING contacts and got some great feedback on my work yesterday. I met one lady who makes fabulous jewlerey, who saw my work and talked to me for a long time and invited me to do two more shows!!!! One in the spring at the Mainline Art Center (a pretty well known gallery/workshop place in on the main line) and one at a studio with a store front that they do each Christmas on December 9th. That one will be me with a jeweler, a pottery person, a ceramics person, and a person who makes small statues or something like that. It will be cool because they get a lot of customers, I will be making more fun and funky stuff that is not as fancy as for this gallery, and I will have a total monopoly over the textiles! So, anyone who wants to buy a bag must buy it from me! YAY! She was a super nice woman too.
Other than her, a few people said some really nice things about my bags and I heard a few others exclaim how nice they are to each other, not knowing the creator was standing next to them :):) sneaky noni :):)
I got a few new signatures in my guest book, some people took business cards, and I got to interact with other people who run galleries and what not, so I feel it was totally worth all the effort! Now I have to get to sewing for the December 9th show because I'll be in Rome for 5 days and have a lot of other stuff to do. IT is sooooooooo hard to keep up!
Here is a picture of my stand, and the cool way I had displayed my business cards until I accidentally knocked them on the ground and this little soap stone statue that I loved burst into peices. so sad.