I was thinking last night that even the small sales make you feel good when you are selling your art.
Getting A Buzz From Sales Whatever The Size
Anyone selling their art will know that thrill of receiving the notification of a sale. Whether from a Licencing Agent, a gallery or a Print on Demand site, that email notification seems to sparkle as you read it.
A Small Sale
Last night I got an email telling me I had sold a postcard and it’s true – even the small sales make you feel good. The sale last night was of a scene of Butlers Wharf in London and it was about a year ago that I took the original photograph on which it is based.
A Successful Photo Shoot in London
In April 2018 I spent a day in London on a photo shoot for my portfolio. I took photographs all around the South Bank of the Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shad Thames, St Katharine Docks and St Saviour’s Docks. I spent hours working on the images and wrote several blogs talking about interesting historical facts about the areas. You can see the list of London blogs here.
The blogs and the pictures I created from the photographs have been very popular. Several of the pictures are licensed and I have sold half a dozen prints in one format or another. Another view of Butler’s Wharf won me a Special Recognition Award from the Light, Space & Time Gallery in early 2019. It has been very satisfying that my customers have appreciated the work resulting from the actual photo shoot and the many hours of processing the images.
But that little postcard sale to someone in the USA really pleased me as it is one of my personal favorites from the photo shoot. Perhaps it is a reminder of a holiday, but I hope they enjoy looking at it. And you never know, they may come back for a bigger print in the future!
Before you go
My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound, an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.
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