The paintings are by a local artist and I only sell his artwork in this shop. His wife make many, many objects of whatever he's painted; mousepads, potstands, utility holders, fridge magnets, mugs, clocks and many more.
I sell these articles and prints of the artwork during the month. And, by being open every day of the month (including Sundays), I usually sell R25000/US$1850 per month.
On Monday morning a lady walked in and said she'd like to see an original painting. I had one in the shop (the best one ever done by the artist) and showed it to her. She asked the price and when I told her it was R34,000/US$2,500, she said: I'll take it.
While her partner wrapped the original, she wandered around my tiny shop and chose gifts for people at home. In between, he partner also chose a couple of large roll canvas prints and other items.
When I totaled up her purchases, it came to R41,165/US$3000.
Almost two months' sales in about 30 minutes!
The customer proudly displaying her original
The customer's partner wrapping the painting
C'est moi with the Monday morning customers!
HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU ALL !