Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Feeling the Love from Port Townsend!

What started as an "oh no!" show turned out to be one of my best of the year. First, to get to Port Townsend I would normally take the ferry over, but ALAS, 2 days before the show they stop ferry service! So... off to stay at my parents' house on Thanksgiving evening as I drove around the Puget Sound to get to Port Townsend. Second, I start to set-up on Friday morning and discover that I forgot to pack my panels. MY PANELS! That's how I hang my artwork in my booth. OK. Improvise. I did, thanks to the help of my booth neighbor who let me hang on the back of his bamboo screens. Whew. Well, I'm looking a little shabbier than usual, but my booth is up, and I was able to somehow hang most of my artwork. After 2 weekends of so-so shows I didn't have high hopes. HOWEVER, as it turns out, Port Townsend was full of love, and I had a great and fun show. THANK YOU Port Townsend! I look forward to coming back next year... and taking the ferry!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Smallest Booth EVER!

I don't know WHAT I was thinking! At the last minute before my show this weekend, I had a strange feeling that I didn't sign up for my usual 10 x 10 booth size. I called up the festival director and asked... so, what size booth do I have tomorrow? Her reply?... 5 x 10. What the?!? OK, I set out to my front yard to figure out how best to manage a 5 x 10 foot space. I managed to squish my usual tent poles into a condenced form, and tada! Check it out - a tiny little alley of art! For Harry Potter fans, you'll appreciate this reference - as I was manning my booth (which everyone walked right by due to the tiny size) I felt like I was watching the muggles passing by diagon alley. Nobody even saw me. Too funny! Well, lessons learned...

1) Sign-up for 10x10!

2) If you do sign up for a 5x10 - don't put walls on both sides! (I think if people could see my one wall as they were approaching, they may have actually spotted me.)

3) Once again... why do I sign up for these 1 day sales! So much work for 1 day. I thought I learned that lesson last time - but some lessons take repeating!

4) As always, good sale or bad.. have FUN!

Well, back to getting ready for the next show - Concrete, WA for 1 day (yes, I don't think I'll ever learn the 1 day lesson) and the Allied Arts Holiday show in Bellingham, WA.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Color Your Own Christmas Cards are Here!

Send a personalized message of Peace and have your children help with the Christmas Card fun with my new Color Your Own Christmas Cards on sale now at my ETSY store! More styles coming soon. Check back often!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Right before she rolled in...

a dead fish!

Yes, my white dog, Jingle LOVES to role in the stinkiest most disgusting thing she can find every time we go to the off-leash park. Anyone know a good pet shampoo seller?

She makes a good Christmas dog, though!

Gift Certificates now available!

I am now offering gift certificates for my Etsy Store! Gift certificates are available in $5.00 denominations - a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys original art, prints, note cards, and more!

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