Things have been pretty busy around here lately. Tax time aside, after being excited to be chosen as a vendor for the upcoming Philly Flag Fest (June 13 &14), I was let down to see I was required to carry $1 Million in insurance. After a phone call to the organizer, I was told Whoops! That’s for big corporations- their lawyers are working on a waiver of sorts for artists like myself.
With that in mind, I set out to begin creating 2 sets of inventory: one that I can sell out of for online sales, and one to build upon for the Flag Fest. If last year was any indication, I can expect a potential 8,500 people passing my booth. And what that means is this has huge possibilities for a new comer like myself. Greco Woodcrafting will be just past the 1 year mark at that point, and I’m still working on getting my name out there.
Having worked in retail, I know there are the ‘lookers’. Ones who, however intent they may be on buying something, do not want to engage in any sort of conversation unless they’re asking “How much?” So I spent time putting together a binder of all of my work. A portfolio, if you will (just in case something is sold out when they are looking, or to see my past work). The above image is the intended cover, with each image getting a full page inside with a brief description. I’m contemplating also having a bunch of these printed as fliers; cost will likely determine whether or not I do that part.
Sorry my blog posts have been lacking lately, but really- I would’ve rathered been blogging than reviewing tax code!