Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Already thinking about fall shows

Okay, is it crazy that I am already planning my fall craft show schedule?  Yes, that is what I'm doing already.  I'll be showing and selling my wares at Harvest Festival, Steve Powers Craft Festival, McQueen Craft Faire, and Art in the Park (jury committee willing).  There are always a few home shows in the mix, and then I want to add a couple of Arizona and California events if there is time and product. 

There is a huge stack of wood that needs to be cut into wonderful pieces to paint into treasures.  I said I would be more prepared than last year.  I plan to cut while the weather is cooler so I don't have sawdust sticking to my sweat covered body in July and August...honestly, there is nothing sexy about it.  lol  My bandsaw needs a new part and is just a bench top model, so I'll be loading up the trailblazer with wood and the dog and heading to my dad's to use his full size tools.  It's so much easier and faster to get things cut...just not an easy, quick event.  I like to get lots done while I am there so it seems like I'm there all day when I do that.  But, I come home with a week's worth of painting to get done so I guess it's all good.  I'm looking at doing lots of larger pieces this year so I'm excited to get started.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A new year...lots of new ideas, lots of cleaning and sorting, lots of planning...the list goes on and on. I'm sure you know what I mean and how I feel.  There is so much I want to get done and this is a great time to get started on it.  I try to be an organized person...but I'm a creative person...they don't always go hand in hand.  I saw a quote the other day  that said, "Creativity is messy, and I'm very creative."  I think that fits me perfectly...hehehe.

Before Christmas I began working on some different photo frames and I love them.  I've got tons of frames I've been hoarding, yes, I said hoarding..scary, I know.  Anway, I think this is a great way to utilize them.  They sold very well before the holidays and are continuing to do so.  I've got a few more ideas to work with them as well.  Since I hand letter the words, they can say anything you'd like them to.  I love them. 


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