Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Total Elimination of my carvings!
Yesterday Cheryl and I had a yard sale to get rid of some of our stuff that was cluttering my workshop and the house. I put all of my carvings out there thinking, "who knows?" I was wanting to get rid of many of them anyway because I have held onto them for far too long. They have not been selling on Etsy so there was no great risk involved. Little did I know what would happen. I sold it ALL! That is correct, everything is GONE! The ONLY carvings I have left as proof of my last 9 years of carving is the outside tree carvings and my blue ribbon elk. Before we set up a guy showed up and purchased some taxidermy and 4 of my carvings. Then another guy bought all of my panels and several boxes. The first guy came back and bought three other panels and two more "deer of the world" The last few trickled out to people who stopped in. In the end, Every one of my Deer of the World collection found a home. Including the obscure ones like the barking deer. All my boxes, panels, and card cases are also history. I even sold the UNFINISHED KOI LOG! Talk about a feeding frenzy! Now to be fair, They were priced to move. However, they were not all priced at the absolute rock bottom price. I have priced them even lower at shows before and people were not interested in them. Cheryl made the observation that almost ALL of the yard sale shoppers were men ( kind of unusual as it is mostly the older women that visit yard sales around here) I'm just happy that I didn't have to put anything back into the dusty old garage. I'm also happy that I have a little more spending cash for the moment. Cheryl hopes that I will not fill the workshop or house back up now that there is new found room. We'll see about that...I have not been in a carving mood much lately, with the heat getting warmer etc. So if you look on the right....the Etsy shop is empty because for the first time in a LONG time ( or EVER) I simply have NOTHING LEFT TO SELL! YEAH!