I am! I love a gift that is perfect to show all year round. I’ve been working on these goodies to show at an upcoming tradeshow. If my wishes come true, you’ll see them on some goodies in a shop one day. My dreams will work if I do…
Spring is right around the corner and I am getting ready for Blueprint which takes place in NYC.
I know I’ve done Quilt Market twice but this is a very different kind of tradeshow. I’m super excited and I’ve been busy making new art, getting organized, and conjuring up new booth ideas.
I created my marketing postcard and of course I needed tradeshow stationary to match!
On to designing my vinyl background! This is so nerve wracking to me. With Quilt Market, you basically have a room to style and let people know who you are. With this show, you have an 8′ background to let clients know who you are and what you do. No pressure.Luckily, I have a couple of things in mind😉.
I did it again! Packed up my gear and headed for Houston. What a trip.
I built my booth walls from pegboard. The original plan was to stitch through the holes with yarn, but after everything was up it seemed like overkill. I kept it simple. This was the half booth space and was perfect for little ol’ me. Actually, it was pretty much all I could handle. It was just me and assembling it all was such a bear! I unloaded it all myself.
Another Quilt Market is in the books!
Come vote for my design HERE!
These past couple of weeks have brought on big changes to our family. After homeschooling for 4 years, we have made the decision to put them in public school.
The first week was spent tidying up the studio and missing my girlies. It’s not as easy as it sounds to all of a sudden have time dedicated for your craft. What to focus on? What to do first?
Luckily, I started a marketing course called Get Clients Now through the Design Trust. This is a perfect time to start it because it gives you a list of things to do and that’s what I really needed during this time of transition.
It’s going well and I feel accomplished at the end of the day. It’s been a nice balance of producing new art and admin upkeep. And yes, the course does stress the importance of rewarding yourself!
I spent Christmas break in the studio experimenting and playing and getting messy- it was the best.
The next section of Unfurling focuses on backgrounds. This is where my hoarding comes in handy. I have tons of paper ephemera waiting to be used for just the right project. I loved decoupaging the pieces on, covering them with paint, and then uncovering them again! It’s all about the layers.
They are so beautiful on their own but add so much to a piece as the starting point.
I am loving Christmas break and in the studio pretty much all day everyday. It feels so good just to experiment and play without a destination for the end piece.
Still practicing my portraits. Much better than the last. I need a tabletop easel. The perspective is so different sketching and painting while the work is flat on the table than when you look at it upright.
The next few pages are on backgrounds, the fun and free stage!