...are anything but grim! We did good! Our tour raised a minimum of $1155 for the bats and our 23 artists had 38 sales! 2017 unique trick or treaters visited the tour and, most importantly, 65% of sales were to new customers!
So we achieved all our goals: we shared our love for Hallowe'en, a significant amount of people purchased our art and we helped save the bats, all while educating people about White Nose Syndrome! This is fantastic! I doubt there are many shows that can boast these figures, with 78% of the artists having at least one sale.
On the down-side, I'm exhausted and I simply can't keep up. All of my own projects have been on hold for too long (4 years??) and I'm not going to commit to the time necessary to host the tour again in its current form. This is how I feel:
Along with a complete report, all the artists have received a list of questions so I can see how they might be willing to help, either by finding new artists to participate or setting up their own studio pages or ?? Who knows? Maybe someone will have a great idea! After all, this is one of the most creative, resourceful and imaginative bunch of people I have ever had the good fortunate of meeting, so the sky is the limit! An eerie moonlit sky full of dancing ghosts and flying witches to be sure!
(This awesome illustration is from Zombie Tales Omnibus: Outbreak published by Boom!, Sept 2011. If you like zombie stories, get a copy, excellent, covers all the bases: some stories are sharp commentaries on humanity (Headshot, Backbiter), some are uniquely touching (The Bakemono..., Bait) others go for a laugh (Zombie Come Home). Overall: bitingly good!)