Friday, November 12, 2010
art every day month #12: production time
I was nursing a hangover this morning - the kind that comes with a kid who was sick all night long - and a most welcome phone call snapped me out of my beleaguered state. A spot opened up at our local annual funky art show, the Bizarre Bazaar at the Lawrence Arts Center, on Saturday, November 27. Whee! I've been out of town for all the others, but when we decided to stick around this year for Thanksgiving, I put my name on the waiting list just in case the crafty gods were willing to take a chance on me. And they did! The only catch is that I'm in one of four outdoor spaces (most of the show is indoors) so there's a chance the weather could doom me, as we're talking about Kansas in November, and all the prep could be for naught. But I'd like to do a few art shows next year, so regardless of how this one turns out, I'll be booth ready. This is the first time peddling my Artsyville wares at a show, and I am super excited about it.
I picked up my vendor packet this morning (and have to find out who did these postcards - I love them!), so my Art Every Day is all behind the scenes today doing my booth planning, inventory planning, production planning, product packaging design, business card design, banner design - basically all of those stragglers that have all been on my push-off-until-whenever list. Now I've got to do it in two weeks. Wish me luck, and if you have any strategies/ tips / suggestions on how to set up / plan / manage an outdoor booth in potentially crappo weather, I am all ears. And if you're local, please swing by and say hello - I'll be next to the front doors, in front of that groovy red sculpture!