Art Crawl Experience for the Totally Inexperienced
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NEWBIES learn to Crawl:My FIRST Art Craw Experience (A.C.E.) is coming up fast! I have been working hard trying to get ready for May 13th. You learn fast how much is involved. I would say the fixtures needed for the booth are the most expensive part, if you don't just throw up a folding table and a EZ-UP. From what I have ready having it look like a Brand and decorating your booth in your style is the best way to go.
I have been working hard refinishing some of my furniture so it has a funky eclectic look instead of a sterile generic look. I added the fiber board top to this crafting table and sanded it smooth and added 4-5 coats of oil based poly urethane.
ADULTS Color too:
Since Adult Coloring Books are so popular now, I thought it might be a great idea to Self Publish a few. This way I have some less expensive items and a book that shows what kind of illustrations I like to do. I had enough drawings to make 3 Coloring Books. I also decided to scan in the comic strip I illustrated back in the 1980's. The books are printed on ecoPaper, non-tree and sustainable, banana and sugarcane paper. They have some great Hemp Drawing Paper too. www.ecopaper.com. I had the printing done at the local Kinko's and they did a great job!
Get Back to work!
I still have lots to do. Plus I am still adding stuff to the New Etsy Shop as fast as I can. I think I need to learn how to make my own boxes. If nothing else I need to set up a shipping and receiving area to make that process much easier. I found the www.BoxZone.com they have a location in Orange. It makes it easy to find those odd shaped boxes that you only need one of. I don't know why people bother actually, the amount of effort and cash investment that goes in to this is pretty daunting, but you never know if lightning will strike if you hide inside the house. So, get out of the house and come and see me at the Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) May 13th.