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Saturday, March 27, 2010

A day spent in planning

This post inspired by Jessica Rose at Vol. 25. I stumbled upon her post about doing her first craft show last fall, her booth turned out super cute, as was the pre-show diagram she made to plan it all out.

As I am in the process of overhauling my display anyway I thought I'd make a mash up of how I think it will turn out.

Here is my old set up for reference:

So my top 5 to-dos for craft show domination:
1. raise up the magnet stand to make it closer to eye level, and give me a good place to hide things like snacks and pens

2. after a few scouting trips to home depot I've decided to make my new main display from chicken wire and pvc pipes - it's going to be awesome and will also give me a spot for

3. a banner and

4. clip on lights

5. with the new hanging system my eventual goal will be to have uniform tags on everything with my name, logo, and the price (maybe even inventory numbers).

I'm super pumped about the new plan, but with shows fast approaching in April, I have no idea how I'm going to pull it off. I guess we'll see.

p.s. Just so you know I'm not planning on selling poorly scribbled flowers and circles in the future - I just hit the limit on my photo editing skills on this one.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Irish eyes are smiling

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Sometimes (though I try to make it not too often) I make a piece and like it so much I decide to keep it for me instead of selling it. I rationalize by saying that it's good for marketing, and it makes me happy.

Yesterday I made this pendant, and its green - just in time for St. Patrick's day (and my favorite color):

I used a prismacolor pencil to continue the blue vines from the background paper over the overlapping fortune. The effect turned out really neat, I'm definitely going to be making more of those.

The fortune text says: Tomorrow your creative side will shine forth with exceptional ideas.

Yes, yes it will.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - subterranean

Illustration Friday - I was inspired by all the subterranean bulbs pushing up, up, up to become flowers some day soon. Then, remembering my Bob Ross I gave him a happy little friend.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Artropy Call for Artists

There are still spots available for Show Me Etsy's spring show Artropy (April 17th 10:00 - 3:30)
I'm supper excited for this show. We'll be back at Sqwires, it will be a beautiful spring day, things will be great! Application information is available at , but everything must be submitted by Marsh 25th so don't wait!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's going to be a crafty weekend in St. Louis

I can't wait for this Saturday because I got my tax refund back just in time for two fantastic craft shows coming to St. Louis.

The first is the Every Artist Market at the Masonic Temple, 12 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves. They have an art market on the second Saturday each month from 9-3.

Then I'll head over to the Craft Mafia's Indie Craft Revolution. They'll be at Oak Knoll Park Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Illustration Friday - brave

This damsel does not need a shining knight to save her, she can do it herself and still look good too.