Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Adventure in Marketing Myself

I am excited to share that another "door" in life has opened for me! I often spend time (too much time)  finding new ways to market my work - One day, I decided it would be fun to work the holiday season in one of the busiest places in Seattle. So applied to get a permit to sell my small works at Seattle's Pike Place Market. If you are an out of towner, it is a main attraction for tourism in Seattle. A farmers and craft market of which you can buy anything from flowers to fun crafts made locally - just watch out for flying fish!... 
Even though their website stated that they were no longer accepting new vendors, and even though my inner critic said,"NO way! You can't do that!", I decided to send in an application anyway. So stifling your inner critic IS a really good thing to do (highly recommended), because I now have an interview tomorrow! 

Thank you to all for baring with me as I sporadically maintain my "daily" blog! And to those of you whom are awaiting the arrival of my Halloween Bert pictures, I am sorry to say, that it is not gonna happen. Bert is officially missing since my move and I am miserable with out him. My paintings are suffering. And while all his brush friends have been rallying to paint in his place, it just isn't the same.

There is hope. As I have mentioned before, I often hear his faint cries for help from one of the moving boxes I still have to unpack... geesh, I am an awful brush mommy.


Deborah said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for a positive outcome on your Pike Place Market interview! Your artwork would be a good addition to the mix at the Market.

Good thing you ignored your inner "I can't/I shouldn't voice"...just keep an "ear" out for Berts' voice! : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,

I hope the Market works out for you. Sounds like fun!

Here in the heartland, fall is in full swing. Everywhere I look
the scenes remind me of your wonderful paintings!