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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:13 AM
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my studio sale is this weekend. this is my last ditch avoidance post.
i was so looking forward to this until sniping with another member turned into open hostility. i am the pres, one super-ego with 10 ids, including mine. seems like there is always one member who can't stand this idea of rules and responsibilities to the group. the sale always causes a big eruption. most of the time people get to go their own way. but this one weekend the group takes over. there is always some bump.
i need to forget about that, and deal with my own artistic crisis. i never sell anything at this sale. people are there for cheap but thoughtful gifts. like a handmade coffee cup. i don't make those. so i work my ass off for other people to sell stuff. and spend 3 days talking to people who tell me how cool my work is as they walk on by.
being an artist is a great job. if you can get paid for it, that is. after 10 years of trying to get this off the ground, i am getting worn out.

ok, i am up early, i have to go. i have to be ready by 6 pm, including a trip to the hardware store before i go in, and a trip to costco to get the food. i have to go now. i have to go now. i have to go now.

leave me a quick reply so i can waste a few more minutes before i leave the house, will ya?
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:16 AM
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1. hiya, mo
Good for you for your hard work. I hope the sale is a success!

:yourock:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:26 AM
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2. success for me
is i don't chew anyone out in front of a crowd. i don't turn in my own notice. some of my friends who up to say hi.
sales? money? oh yeah sure.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:52 AM
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3. boy, i will just never make it
as a lounge lizard.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:03 AM
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4. I know the feeling
But mo... don't you have to get moving? ;)

Report back to let us know how it went :bounce:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:38 PM
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6. it was grueling.
the sale is an annual pain in the ass. "office" politics is making me crazy. the whole thing is f'ing exhausting, and everyone sells but me. sigh. tired. can't wait to get to bed. so i can get up tomorrow and do the whole thing over again. then again sunday just for fun.
argh.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:28 PM
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11. Why not?
:shrug:

:hug:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:01 AM
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13. my threads sink like rocks
hi thom. wish you were here. a friendly face would be good.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:07 AM
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5. Anecdotal evidence ot the crappy economy. Sorry to see this.
I have several artisan/craftsmen friends. Tough times all over. As for me, I am scared to leave my crappy, underpaid job.

Sorry to vent in your thread. Just wanted to relate on a personal level. maybe I won't scream at the walls.

:hug:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:39 PM
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7. go ahead and scream.
one thing that i know about crappy underpaid jobs is that they don't want to replace you either.
sad night, tho. very thin crowd.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:50 PM
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8. I'm probably one of those
Who tells you how cool your work is, and then walks away. Don't take it personally - a lot of us are worrying about meeting next month's rent/mortgage payment, and whether the dentist will fix that bad tooth on the installment plan.

Of course, if I ever won the lottery, that would change.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:06 PM
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9. that's ok, just
don't drink too much of my wine!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:58 PM
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12. I don't drink
I've already drunk my quota for this incarnation, thanks.

But I did buy a few of your buttons.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:34 AM
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14. well then, come on up. although
i, personally, do not mind folks coming by for a glass of wine. but as a co-op, there are whiners who think the answer to not making enough money is to cut back on everything. so it is an annual tug of war. i say what the hay. we should have a good time, even if we are broke. most of them are fairly poor, tho, so it is easy for me to say.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:28 PM
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10. I hope the sale goes well.
And I hope you survive the weekend. :)

:hi:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:50 AM
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15. Good luck.
I agree about what you say that people are looking for, especially in this economy. :(
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:53 AM
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16. i'm off
for another day of fun and target practice. oy.
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