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If You Make It, It Will Sell • by Geralyn Gray

Geralyn GrayI have worked in retail for more than 25 years. Three stores that I worked at have closed. One store I worked at did not close, and gave me the guts to try to own a store of my own. I have a degree in art, but never had the confidence to try anything. I opened my store in June. I feature the artwork for my daughter. I am trying to stock the store without using any credit. This has helped in many ways.

If You Make It, It Will Sell
If I don't have a greeting card that someone wants, I make one — and it sells! Sitting outside my store watching people pass by, I think about what would sell in this town. My husband started making bowls out of old record albums and they stopped people in their tracks — and they sold. He now keeps himself busy during his forced early retirement making clocks, coasters, and bowls out of records.

Making it Work Together
On Friday and Saturday nights when we would usually be home and bored, we’re out in OUR store making it work together. We are in a town that has a history and is working hard to become vibrant through music and art. It is exciting. I feel a part of something positive. For the first time — besides when I became a mother — I am on the path that all my labor and endeavors has brought to me. I am grateful for all my experiences and feel this is what we were meant to do! We also feature a different artist each month. I feel like I am working on a dream and I need to be pinched.

Geralyn Gray is a mixed-media artist who lives in Asbury Park, New Jersey. To see more of her work, visit She may be reached by e-mail at

Geralyn Gray

Geralyn Gray

Geralyn Gray

Geralyn Gray


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