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Monday, July 07, 2008


Art Sale

Saturday, John took his art to the Mandeville Market in hopes of selling some of it. We had constructed some display stands, purchased a small table, printed up business cards, and did everything else we could think of.

The market allows people to exhibit hand made items, art, plants, and food. This was a trial run. Since it was the holiday weekend, we did not know what to expect. The other vendors indicated the foot traffic was a bit down, but John still sold four paintings.

I am proud of the boy. He is taking summer classes and could not really get a job, so he applied his talent to a little hard work. Since he began, he has sold eleven paintings. He has been putting the link to his website around and has increased his site traffic that has generated some orders.

He has made more money than if he had done a minimum wage job full time.

It is amazing what an idea fueled by steady, determined, well thought out effort can accomplish.

Until the next time
John Strain