Tuesday, 20 July 2004
The Private View went really well last night. We reckoned beforehand that if we got about 70 people we'd be doing well. I'd say there were at least a hundred people there. There was a good vibe and I caught up with some old friends who'd fallen through the cracks in my life.
It's a funny thing, this exhibiting lark. We sold nothing. We paid for folk to hang about and have a good time, nattering and drinking and eating. Yet we judged it a success.
But then, life's not all about selling, whatever Capitalism may tell us.
Perhaps it's that we were responsible for people having a good time; that there was a good vibe. For our part, we got a lot of positive comments and came away feeling that we'd achieved something.
Word of mouth and people returning with their hot little cheque books may yet produce something in terms of sales. But in a way, that would be a bonus.