Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

Who has heard this proverb?  And who has tripped over this life lesson?   Last night Carrie, my wife and I attended the SOPA U8 opening.   Carrie submitted an art piece to this juried show.   It looks great at the Gallery.  So we line up, get in and within 15 minutes Carrie’s art has a red dot.   The red dot signals that someone wants it, I think that’s is why people lined up, to get great art early and affordable.  So I take a picture of the red dot, and post on facebook this success for Carrie.   As we have now learned the red dot is only that they want it, not that any money has changed hands.   Well, we got very excited that the piece had sold but then the red dot moved.   The art piece became unsold.   Hence why my post, don’t count your chickens before the hatch.   And I have put a wiki link for those who want to read more about this fable that seems to involve spilled milk, which I seem to remember we are not supposed to cry over !!!!

The tough part about this happening is that Carrie’s incredible art piece was removed from the “Market” for the best period of time during the high traffic, sense of urgency time, of the opening.   This can go 2 ways, another buyer may have purchased something else with their investment funds and felt they missed the chance to get a Carrie Harper original for Under $800 or and this is the positive thought, others who were interested in the piece will read my blog and go back and put a red dot on it and know that they have secured an incredible piece of Carrie Harper Art, inspiring her to paint even more incredible art.

What do you think is going to happen is this story?


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by David W Harper on October 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    This piece did sell later in the week.


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