Friday, June 22, 2018

Monday morning business

For those readers who follow my blog regularly they'll know that I've been running an art and gift shop in a shopping mall in the valley. I've been the network executive for this little outlet for the past ten months. And I love it.

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! 



  1. It's so nice to have great customers. May you have many more dear Jo!

  2. Hello, what a great customer. I like the painting. I am glad your shop is doing well. I wish you great success. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. That must have made your day. It is lovely to have original artwork.

  4. I have tears of joy in my eyes as I read this. so very happy for you for this huge sale. I had thought it might be the meer cats since I love them a lot... the cat is absolutely beautiful.... hope another big sale comes soon..

  5. Wow! That was a great sale Jo - hope you get more customers such as these wonderful customers. Know they will love their purchases.

  6. Part of the fun of traveling is looking for local art all over the world. We look at a lot of things, and once in a while one speaks to one of us. We much prefer originals if they are available, and if it is reasonable priced, like yours seemed to be, we snap it up. Then, every time we look at that picture or piece of art, we relive a part of that trip. A lot of pleasure can be gained that way from a nice piece of art over the years.

  7. Wow I love that painting and what a bargain. Great sale for you with all the other bits as well. Well done.
    Enjoy the weekend Diane

  8. A 'win ~ win' for all ~ lovely painting ~ such creativity!

    Healing energy for all,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. A great story, Jo. Everyone started the week off with a nice experience. It's nice when you find art that you love and can purchase it.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  10. A morning which made LOTS of people happy.

  11. WOW That was a fabuous sale Jo. Now you can reitre!! I am surprised the shop has to be open 7 dayas a week. Have a great weekend.


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