Thursday, July 12, 2007

Beach Life


Well, some time ago the couple that owns a local bait and tackle shop said I should show them some of my fish. So today I took some to their shop; The Rusty Hook. It is a nice a large, clean shop with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere to it. Since I don't fish I hadn't been in it before and I think I have been missing a vital link to our community. They took all four fish that I had to show them and they will put them in the shop. I have no great expectations about sales; they are there on commission. That is fine with me, I just like to let the poor guys out of the house for a while! Joe, one of the owners has also asked me to make a large striper (hmmm, will try again!) and to put on it the name of the store....I can only try. I have found that fishermen (and women too) and very, very particular about the size, structure and color of the fish. Getting the right color is probably my biggest challenge.


I really dislike the marketing things....I would much rather be home making things than trying to sell them.


I was selected to participate in a holiday boutique, I just found out on Monday and I have ordered some extra supplies for that. I will be selling the tiles-trivets-installation accent tiles plus some great small clip-on watches that I assemble. They are for clipping onto handbags, backpacks, jeans loops, golf bags, etc. What is so good about this sale is that they do all of the selling, I just deliver the merchandise! YAY.....

3 comments:

knitting2relax said...

Congrats! Sounds like things are going well for you.

tammy vitale said...

when I did the stripper (rockfish) for my big piece in North Beach, I actually cast a real fish. you could do that with any real fish. It works pretty well. The coloring, of course, if much harder if you use glaze...but you could always use acrylic after you fired it for the really particular folks.

sheilabythebeach said...

Thanks Tammy, I will look into that, I cast a small fish once, I'd just use more plaster I suppose. It would be especially handy for multiples....hmmm. Good idea.