Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Getting my motivation

Needing some motivation .
Since last holiday season, I've been tired..really tired.
Now it's time to sit down and organize this years shows. First you scan online ads for local shows, you get online invitations and listen and read to your artists friends to see and hear what shows they are doing and which ones were the most successful.
I love doing shows. The customers are great, giving me the reason why I work so hard all year long. They give confidence and praise. I can't tell you how it feels for someone to fall in love with a piece I worked long and hard on to make just perfect.
The artists.
It just amazes me the talented people out there.
They welcome new artists with open arms, they give reassurance when its a tough day.
I am limited a bit.
I work every third weekend at the hospital. That always rules out a number of shows for me.
Then, I'm usually alone..Set up and selling alone at a big show can be a challenge.
I'm sure you know some of the main ones already.
1. Setting up..I'm small, and not strong. Getting my entire setup from my truck to my spot can be a comedy show. Please don't watch me put up my tent! Please don't let it be a windy day! I do have a great cart now, which helps alot.
2. Eating..I dont like eating at my booth, but I do..I bring lots of healthy snacks that I munch on all day long!
3. and the all important Bathroom breaks!! No need to explain there! My solution..hopefully a neighbor will be kind enough and not too busy to watch your booth for a mintue or two..
4. And of course breaking down. The worse part of any show. We all leave at the same time, we all are anxious to get home .
Have you ever noticed how everything fit so well in the truck on your way to the show and somehow, it just doesnt fit when you pack it up to go home?
So you can see
Now is the time to get those applications flowing..
Getting some motivation..I can feel it's coming!
Now to get to work!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cone flowers

Memories of a summer day at home
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My photos!

Posted by PicasaBumble bee in my backyard

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

debsdesigns's Shop | Handmade Artists' Shop

debsdesigns's Shop Handmade Artists' Shop
Visit my new Fabric covered badge button shop here in the HANDMADE ARTIST' SHOP!!
I'll be adding more buttons everyday!
If you don't see one you want, check out my Etsy shop for a huge variety there, as well as fine unique jewelry, beaded lanyards and eyeglass holders!

Sweet heart badge button on Handmade Artists' Shop

name badge holder on Handmade Artists' Shop

name badge holder on Handmade Artists' Shop

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I opened a new shop!!!

Good evening.
I've been so busy making my new badge reel buttons..
I decided to open a new shop just for them. I have a ton of them in my etsy shop, but I feel my jewelry is getting over run with badge buttons!  Http://www.debsdesigns401.etsy.com
I'm slowly adding more badge holders to my NEW shop here at the handmade artists shop!
Please come on over and take a look . My badge reels are the perfect way to wear your name badge. They are whimsical, light and comfortable.
If you need a handmade beaded lanyard, hop over to my Etsy shop..they are still 25% off , but just for a couple more days!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Did winter pass us by?

So today is Jan7, 2012.

It hit 58 degrees out today.
Unbelieveable for the northeast.
It only makes me wonder what the rest of the month has to bring.
But today I enjoyed the sunshine, got outside to take some new pictures.
What is it like where you are today?