Thursday, 16 August 2018

Pure genius

I have a plan. If someone looks interested in one of my pictures, and can't quite make up their mind whether to buy it or not, I will try a spot of bribery. If after much discussion, shall I shan't I, dithering about, well I don't know, perhaps maybe, they are going to need a push in the right direction.
This is when I play my ace card. I tell them I have a special offer on today, for one day only. If we can close the deal now then I can give you first choice of one of these exclusive bespoke hand made shopping bags, completely free of charge, with my compliments. I think this would swing it, they are not going to be able to say no.   
Eight shopping bags made, and six more cut out and ready to sew up.

Pretty good idea eh! Go on, say it, pure genius.  Bye for now. ilona

14 comments:

  1. Yes pure genius. I so envy your energy for making things. I have so many ideas in my head of things I want to make but either haven't got the energy or motivation to get things made. Good luck with the artwork show.

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  2. Well, I would LOVE one of your lovely shopping bags, and would even be happy to pay the postage, especially if it was the brightly coloured one on the top! Jayne

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  3. My Ilona shopping bag goes everywhere with me. It is strong and holds loads of shopping. It is such a pretty fabric too.
    Good luck with the exhibition hope you sell all your beautiful artwork. You are so talented.

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  4. The fabric for all of them is just beautiful! They would be lucky to have one!

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  5. I have always admired your bags Ilona, if I had one it would be treasured and would be used all the time, I love the fabric of the ones in the middle.
    Love seeing all the things you make.

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  6. The bags look lovely but I'm afraid your sales technique would put me off buying. I hate it when being pressurised by any salesperson and the slightest hint of it and I'm out of the door with a firm No Thank You.

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    1. Yep, it was a joke. I will be giving the bags away to anyone who buys a picture, AFTER they have paid me.

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  7. Pure genius! Free bag with every purchase. In this plastic bag free world its a great idea. Hope your exhibit is a hit. Best of luck.

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  8. They'll be like putty in your hands :) Good luck with it all! Eilidh xx

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    1. Ha ha, I hope so. I don't believe in the hard sell, because I don't fall for it myself. I shall enjoy the chat, meeting people, talking about my art, how I made it. If any of it sells that will be a bonus. I will still give the bags away because I like surprising people.

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  9. Pure genius just so long as they are not a bagaholic like me. Totally lost track just how many bags of all varietys I have...perhaps another will fit in somewhere? Would some of your exhibition items fit into your freebie bags Ilona? Now that would an incentive a personalised bag to take it home in!

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  10. Brilliant idea, I'm still using mine from 2013. I discovered it was that old looking through some old blog photographs. A wipe now and then and it still looks like new.

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