Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So, the fair was a success, and so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came to say hi :) I didn't get a chance to walk around and see all of the booths. It was unusually hot out, so there were tons of people stopping in our shady booth ;) I wish I had more photos to share, but I really only had time to take some pictures of our booth. I was so happy with the way it came out! It was all a last second set-up, as my original plan didn't pan out (or I should say.. didn't fit in the car LOL). In the morning... It was so weird to be standing in the middle of Park Ave. I've certainly never done THAT before.. haha! My side of the booth... (That's my son checking out "mommy's work.") ;) My card racks that I made from some FABULOUS finds at the Christmas Tree Shops! They are picture frames on expandable stands. I used panoramic sized acrylic frames (upside down) and attached them to the frames with black velcro, for shelves. LOVE IT!!!! They are about 5 feet tall! My table (I could have used two to spread everything out.) where I had necklaces, magnets, my custom portfolio book, mailing list sign-ups, original artwork, bookmarks, and some mobiles hanging on a swirly metal stand. I also had mobiles hanging from above, all around the booth. Our booth. That's my dad of Ed's Old House Three Deckers standing in there. ;) My dad's three deckers. He donated all of his proceeds to Massachusetts Veterans, Inc. (which is a group that helps homeless Veterans.) These houses are made from scrap woods.. I mean.. "recycled wood" :) More three-deckers. Our booth was near the end of the line, but the fair stretched for a couple of blocks. This was near the end of the day, but it was still busy with people! Heading home. Park Ave back to normal.. Too bad :) A photo I used to make promotional postcards about the event. My dad and I are planning on signing up for stART at the Station. It will be another big fair to be held in December. Check the stART on the Street website for more information (to be listed soon!)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The boy and I went to a yard sale on Saturday, and came out with some fabulous finds :) Two big trucks for him, and an old sewing machine for me! (Maybe I can do something with all of that fabric I bought on Etsy now.. Hmm....) I also moved the happy day studio outside to the driveway for the afternoon (so the boy could play with his new trucks, of course!)... Here's some photos from the day, along with some inspirational things I saw while taking a break ;) Enjoy!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I belong to a fantastic group of cardmakers called "EtsyGreetings"... They are having a giveaway today on their blog, and you could win a set of my cards... (for free of course!) ;D The set of cards you could win will look like these: (They will of course differ slightly, as all my cards are made by hand) ;) *** SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 *** UPDATE: The winner for this contest has been chosen! Congratulations Lucky Duck Designs! Be sure to check back on the EtsyGreetings Blog for more giveaways and other great card-related fun ;) Thanks to everyone who participated!!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I've been trying every online site lately in hopes of making some new business cards (for a reasonable price!!), and FAST. I was hoping to have some for my upcoming show.. but speedy printing and shipping was ridiculous! (at least where I was looking) I also wanted to be able to show off my work on my cards, along with my logo. Nothing seemed to be the right fit for me, so I bought some business card printer paper and decided to make them myself! I LOVE THEM!!! :D Now I can customize them with any updated photos I like.. something that represents my work, and my style.. *cheer*
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I finally figured out how to draw a cat LOL (never one of my strong points!) Look for some "silly kitties" (as my son called them) coming soon!