Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Susan Lenart kazmer necklace
I am trying to get out of my comfort zone. I work at my Co Op Gallery several times a month. Customers come in and look at my work. Some will come in and ask if we carry "sweet pea jewelry" some will state they "collect" sweet pea jewelry and I wont tell them that I am the designer. I usualy smile and say "yea, its nice jewelry" (Im not a great saleswoman for my own art!) I am trying to change that. I am trying to meet other artists, apply to call to artist, post on ETSY ,submit to new gallery's ect. I have work in seveal gallerys but only because they have approached me. If it was left to me...I wound end up on A&E hoarders with a house full of art and jewelry that Ive made because it would never get sold.
This necklace FORCES me out of my confort zone. I cant avoid having a conversation with a stranger when I wear it. Its usualy an artist , designer or a "creative type" that approches me to ask about it. I have met some great people because of this necklace. I have met artist willing to help me with my blog, with ETSY, and lots of other useful things. This necklace is becoming part of my artistic journey, just as it was for Susan.