Once the basis of the show are set in place...
For me it is concentrate on what stock I am going to take
How to best display ...
which means individually
as well as the "shop front' item for display.
Will everything FIT ..on the walls & table.???? in my car !!!!!!
To hang the display one needs to ensure
maybe velco tape
labels with title & prices.
What else ????
I try to do displays before I pack the car so when I unpack I have a minimal amount of panic..
Buttons & decoration pieces are small & fiddly
when trying to fit all on a wall & hope to heck it looks like my creative style !!!
Make... A mental note of how much packaging is needed....
and believe me that equates to an enormous amount of time..
but in many ways it is essential to remind people who the design belongs to and it also performs an advertising component ....
Samples to give examples ideas, of how to use the things I design !!!!
Now I have returned to
for packaging chosen
is also considered..
A LOT of time will be spent painting my stock..
squeezing it in between orders..
INSPIRED to do my BEST...
within the means I have to do this..
There is a piece of me that resists the snappy stuff...
call it from where I began ???
but it is also a part of me that
comes with the way I create & have my wood designs cut..
NOT one is perfected
it is how I have drawn them..
no side matches the other...
all sorts of things I know intimately in those designs
because they have been drawn often once only...
However.... I know also immediately when one design has been copied,
flipped, trimmed a tail perhaps...
I can often overlay them & it's a snap..
So I know....
Funny that isn't it.
But I learnt very early in my design phase of this business
that I was not easily able to be precise in drawing,
so I left the whole thing to chance.
because when I played with what I had designed I knew it worked...
it stayed within the theme
But then I am a child who grew into freedom of play early
and have never lost that it seems..