Friday, June 25, 2010

What I Learned This Week

It's been a busy week for me. I am going to participate in more street shows, first and foremost is a 2 day event the weekend of July 4th. The Arizona Celebration of Freedom, July 2-3, 6-10pm. It's again only 4 hours each night, but it will hopefully be pretty busy as there will be fireworks and lots of free things to do and has plenty of sponsors so should be advertised well. No booth fees so you really can't beat that! So life has been about making stuff to sell! On top of that I went to a restaurant last night to set up and sell for a few hours and did sell 11 pieces there! Thankyou Cameron and Cindy Selogie of Il Vinaio! BTW anyone in the area who enjoys fine wine and food should really check them out.

Had to get a canopy for the 2 day event, argh. Now we still have to make weights for it and put it up so we know it's good to go. But this is good, because if I'm gonna do this, I need these things! Still thinking on what to light it with...we have 2 strands of commercial string lights laying around and I'm thinking that will be perfect, but I'll have to come up with a way to hang them (making notes now as I type lol).

But more than once this week I though "Ijust learned something new," I know I learn new things all the time, maybe this week I was more aware of it, I don't know. here are a couple, there were more, but they are already lost in the folds...was a busy week, and next week will be more busy!

I like cereal that floats.

Peso (our cat) loves the dog (Boozer) more than he loves us.

Boozer doesn't like grapefruit juice. He also doesn't like almonds, I had no idea he could be so choosy about what he'll eat (or drink)

I like gold polymer clay.

I like dark colored polymer clay paired with gold polymer clay.

So, back to the matter at hand. I will have a canopy at a street show next week, how cool! So, at my first one I used (OK, don't laugh, really) black nursery pots covered in fabric as elevations in my display and I want something better. I was hoping to have time to make some nesting plywood boxes for that purpose, paint them black, but I won't have time for that. Anyone care to share what they use to help give dimension to their display?

Oh, and here's some of  the goodies I made this week!


  1. Preciosas piezas, muy original la de la hebilla del cinturon, me encanta!!!!
    besitos ascension

  2. Wow your pieces are so intricately detailed - beautiful! Good luck at the shows :)

  3. Thanks everyone, you give me confidence :)

  4. Hi, I just found your blog, you are making some amazing pieces! Just beautiful. I'm going to check out your etsy site. Congratulations on getting into that showcase already, you deserve it! Good luck with your street vending. I'm sure you will do great.