I wanted to share this kitchen sign with you all today, because I'm just bursting at the seams to tell the story of my first sale of this particular model.
Firstly, here is a picture of the exact sign in question:
When I first designed this wall hanger, I expected to sell it to some young, hip, kitchen-loving cook. And it's first buyer was young, and hip, but I'm not sure that his mom lets him cook on his own yet.
Our 5 year old nephew, Tristan, visited my art studio and looked through a bunch of my latest creations. He picked out some signs that I knew someone of his age would like - you know, signs with awesome animals. He decided on the following sign as a present for his birthday:
I wasn't too surprise, because it includes lots of cute whales in some of his favorite colors.
A couple of days later, Tristan finds 62 cents on top of the washing machine. He's a rich man now, and that money is burning a hole in his pocket. So, he convinces Grandma to bring him back to the studio to 'shop'. Apparently, he remembered the fork, knife, and spoon sign from his previous visit, and he has to have it! Of course he has enough cash (he has a way of making 62 cents turn into 20+ dollars when Grandma is around), and so he is now the proud owner of my first ever "Let's Eat!" sign.
The moral of the story is: you can aim at a particular customer base all you want, but you're never quite sure who will buy your latest creation.
I'm so happy to have family and friends who appreciate and support my work, and this particular little fan is one of my favorites!