Monday, September 24, 2012

Reporting from Staging Area #1

     ~by Emily Cline
This Saturday, I'm participating in my very first ever art sale. Yikes! In my preparations, our living room is officially...
Staging Area # 1
Leftovers from last weekend's police-busted tag sale:
Bags of clothing, home goods, a lamp, and a borrowed card table...
...mounds of toys, books, and men's suits...
...a hanging rack (now drying clothes), and yes, even a pack-n-play.
Today, I added more mayhem to...
Staging Area #1
I bought folding chairs...
...two 6' industrial strength folding tables (only $49.99 at Costco!)
...and started assembling my necessities (clockwise from the top right):
   Original collage pieces (signed, dated, cellophaned)
   Velvet giclee prints (signed, dated, cellophaned)
   Receipt book
   Cash for change
   Marker, pen, box cutter, tape, price tags
   Soon-to-be trimmed bookmarks for promotion
   Bulldog clips
   My 2010 Journal book

What you can't see is what I haven't done: set it all up. The tables will be set up Doodlebugheart style: covered with antique table cloths and propped up chalk boards (see Home Depot reference above -- only $9 each!). I'll glue down the bulldog clips so I can easily attach prints and originals for display. On the side, I'll set up our vintage-esque metal ladder with framed prints and my 2010 Journal book.

I'm anxious about all of this -- this is my first show! And even though my friend suggested not to expect anything, to simply go "for the experience", let's face it. I am hoping.... just a little... for some sales.

If you're in the area, stop by! I'd love to see a friendly face. (If you mention this blog, I'll give you $5 discount!)

Larchmont Arts Festival
September 29, 2012 (rain date of September 30)
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Constitution Park (across the street from the Library)
Larchmont, NY

***What's next?***

Join us Sunday, October 21, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for our monthly Gather & Giggle crafting date. We'll explore visual journaling (as always), but if you have your own craft, bring it!

Suggested donation of $10 at the door, though if it's your first time, please be our guest!
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  1. Good luck and have fun! I would come and buy something , but you are a wee bit too far. Dont forget to post pics of your "store". Julie

    1. Oh, Julie, I wish you could be in the "store" right next to me!! Great reminder about the pics. Thanks! xoox

  2. Best of luck! I wish I were near enough to check it out in person!

    1. yikes! I'm nervous! But my ever-thinking husband helped me this morning as I'm struggling to find ways to display my work: use the easel. duh. :)