When I was at college, I would spend my vacations in London working at the Joss Graham Gallery, a truly fascinating shop that sold exotic textiles and artefacts from all over the world. I loved the bohemian, Aladdin’s cave atmosphere of the shop, and really enjoyed working there, and learning about all the things they sold. But as Joss could attest to you, I never really, actually sold anything.
I was a terrible salesperson, Always over-apologetic, under-confident and terrified of seeming too pushy, but Joss was just too nice to kick me out. I did paint a nice kolam ( street decoration) outside the store, so all was not lost.
Hopefully I will do a better job this weekend (well I must have matured a little since then!)
This weekend, The Viva Vienna fair rolls into town, and the good people of Vienna, VA will be out in the sunshine enjoying the happy family affair with rides, and performances, and vendors……………….yes vendors.
You know me, always willing to step out of my comfort zone for a bit of personal growth. I was feeling rather bold when I registered myself as a vendor, and now I will drag myself trembling to the fair and face my latest challenge – selling my own work.
Wish me luck!