I have a Kickstarter project underway to build support for my arts festival booth and photographic exhibition and sales set up. I’d be ever so grateful if you’d check it out and considering pledging your support!
I’m excited to report that I’ve started my own arts and photographic sales business called “Natural Colors Workshops” (http://www.natural-colors.org/) and I’ve been loading some of my photos onto SmugMug (www.naturalcolorsworkshops.smugmug.com). I even have my own Tax ID number for this new enterprise of mine!
Plus, I’m a juried-in, featured artist for the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s June 7th Celebrations of the Arts! http://www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com/events/celebration-of-the-arts.html. Please visit me there and stay a while to view my photographic works!
The image shown above are some of the trappings for my booth, with colorful pennant flags and a hand-painted canvas banner that I’m just getting started on. I have three strands of pennant flags with the colors going one way and three more going the other way – so both sides of the tent (which I bought last night – it’s spring green!) can transition back in the same colors. There’s a seventh short strand to put around a desk and a few extra pennant flags I’ll sew to the bottom of my booth banner.
For absolutely every program or event I’m involved with in, I inadvertently do the same thing which is to endlessly run around finding everything I can possibly think of that could remotely have a use for my current project, such as the June Arts Festival booth display for which I’ve been gathering this wonderful collection of baskets.
Here’s a mock up for my Natural Colors Workshops arts festival booth banner (to be hung in the back of the tent where the pennant flags would come together on either side). The banner is just a mock up with paper letters for now – eventually I’ll paint them on with black outlines to make them pop more. I like the black trim on it (although I will have to buy more as there’s not enough in-house) but the jury is still out regarding adding the pennant flags to the bottom.
Pulling together my festival booth sales kit was even more fun than getting school supplies when I was a kid! But oh how I liked picking out a Trapper Keeper and adding in a pencil zipper sleeve. This kit includes:
- A Large Ball of Twine
- A Roll of Paper Towels
- Sharpie Markers
- A Ruler
- A Spiral Bound Notepad
- A Small Notepad
- A Blank Journal
- Post-it Notes
- A Calculator
- A Mechanical Pencil with Refills
- Sparkly Smiley Face Stickers (a must have!)
- Masking Tape
- Transparent Duct Tape
- Scotch Tape
- A Pair of Scissors
- Super Glue
- A Box Cutter
- Wax Crayons
- A Drink Coaster (to absorb moisture)
- A Tampon (for women only I suppose)
- A Stapler with Staple Refills
- An eraser
- Paper Clips
- A Gluestick
- SPF 55 Sunscreen
- Flexible Waterproof Bandaids
- Bug Spray (go bontanical!)
- Breath Mints
- Cash Box (with key!)
- Cash – Paper and Coin
- Small Receipt Book
- Black Pen
- Blank Price Tags
- A Binder Clip
- Safety Pins
- Soon…the Square Card Reader to go with my Droid, with its extra charging kit
WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE INCLUDED? WHAT WILL I REGRET NOT HAVING WITH ME?
(Other than drinking water and my wallet, plus my merchandise and booth display items…)