JOY! Outrageous amounts of joy!
This morning Mr. AV had a meeting with the director of an artist co-op. Before he left the house, I stuffed some of my handmade felted pieces in his pockets, with the directions of, "If it's appropriate for conversation, will you show these to them? If not, it's cool."
He returned this afternoon with a gallery-space and gift shop contract. They LOVE it. They don't have anyone exhibiting anything close to what I do, and they're chomping for pieces for their shop. They loved the purse... and have asked for 10-15 more, bigger if possible. And they suggest I raise my prices.
(Now all I've got to do is make 10-15 more purses...)