The art of WHOLESALING the work of LOCAL ARTISANS. Be an AGENT!
Banks need wall art, give the Bank Manager a deal where he hang your clients' art. Of course, a little tag at the bottom with the NAME of your FINE ARTs SUPPLY WEBSITE right on the painting. AND THE WEBSITE. "BANKABLE ARTISTS.org" See the pun? Use the BANK as a gallery, giving the art to the bank for 6 mos at a time. PEOPLE come in by the thousand. Your artists get seen! Hundreds of people will want to come by your atelier to see the private gallery. You make appointments. Your artists get a % of the final price. Usually 60%
Boutiques need a line of NEARLY NUDE SUMMER DRESSES. Or in WINTER, folks want those lush,HAND KNITTED SWEATERS. Believe it or not, you have farm women nearby who can knit a sweater a week, just watching TV!
There will be farm women near you who make fine jam, Cornish pasties, Pickles. Their homespun kitchens turn out the product of their gardens. EVERYBODY wins. Wholesale the foods to local gourmet shoppes. You are the sales agent. They hand you a box of 12 jams, Or ten boxes. You run to the city where the POSH PEOPLE live, and wholesale it. The name on the jam is SARAH's JAM but it says YOUR NAME as distributor, call your business HERITAGE KITCHENS or whatever.
FARMERS' WIVES PAINT while the husband plows and mulches. At least we hope they do. Maybe their teen aged daughters will paint. QUAINT, FOLKSY, NAIVE PAINTINGS.
THE FARMER HAS A BLACK SMITH SHOP OUT IN THE BARN During Autumn, after the harvest and all Winter long, he can be out there making WEATHER VANES. You get a thousand each in EUROPE for them. the FARMER gets 500$. Another good farm thing is those BARN HEXES! Worth a fortune! So American, too. They don't have those in EUROPE. NEW YORK wants them, too.
YOUR KID SISTER LIVES IN BEVERLY HILLS, BUT what with the recession she gets no more allowance, so she makes a line of IPOD CASES, or SCHOOL BAGS, out of canvas, but she paints them like BASQUIAT WITH GHETTO GRAFFITI that is BOLD, explosive, and which EUROPEAN STUDENTS will KILL FOR!
This has to be done by the thousand as it's so addictive. Every kid in EUROPE will want one! So don't launch this one too small!
I AM SO AMERICAN! SO PERKY!
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