Friday, March 7, 2008

Art Gallery Books


Took a couple of leather journals to the Kamloops Art Gallery today. I sell some of my books through their shop--journal/sketchbooks, some little quote books, and now leather journals. Usually I don't sell through shops, because it takes a fair bit of time to make each book, so I don't make enough of them to sell them in a lot of different places.

The Art Gallery is an exception. I like having my books there, because any profit they make goes to support the arts locally, so it's a win-win thing for the community. And I have to say, it's kinda cool to see my books on the display shelves in their nice little stands! :)

I usually sell my work at selected art and craft shows and, more recently, in my Etsy store. I opened my Etsy store about a year ago, thinking I was going to start selling right away, but somehow didn't get any books in it until last November. Don't know what happened to the rest of that year!


2 comments:

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Great work! I love the leather journals....

I understand the difficulty of craft and galleries. I did stained glass for a while and when the markup was added it made things very expensive.

moonbindery said...

Thanks, michelle! I know that the gallery owners have to make a living, too, but it does add up...