House and Home show at Mudfire Gallery. Yes, they are still there. Apparently the under $200 shoppers are the only ones buying in the Decatur area this month!
I know my work like this sells, I have sold 12 pieces since these three have been at Mudfire, and have three galleries waiting on work, so I'm not really sure what's going on. Oh well, they are still online if you want one, they are really beautiful and I was very proud to have them in the show. I guess if they come back home, I will sell them myself. If I had priced this work at $200 or less, with the commission to the gallery, shipping, materials (including the found objects which are not cheap) and my time in the studio, I would be paying myself roughly $7 an hour. I am just not going to do that. Walmart pays their employees $12 an hour and I know I'm working harder than a Walmart greeter! I have shopped around in other galleries and online and I know that my prices are fair and comparable to what is out there in the market place. I'm just not going to give my work away anymore, it takes me too long to produce this work. Of course, I'm preaching to the choir here, you all know how this goes, don't you!
Oh well, I know these pieces are beautiful and they will find a home somewhere, it just might not be in Georgia!