I had a great time at the Acworth Art Festival last weekend. It was my first outdoor craft show and I sure learned a lot. One of the things was hair styling tips from this cute girl. I had never thought that pipe cleaners would make such a joyful addition to a hair style.
Here is one angle view of my tent. I knew I needed more color, so a Michael's Craft Store frame had to do- filled with some blow ups of my beads. I found bright green tomato cages at Big Lots for $4 each which worked to display my miniature ornaments. (note to self- Christmas stuff doesn't sell as well as I hoped in April...go figure!)
My friend, Amy Sims was so kind to come over beforehand, and give me advice on my tent's furnishings. She told me to "add more color". I was concerned that too much color would take away from the colorful beads. I am so glad I listened and now am thinking about how I want to add even more color. The other advice she gave me was to double the inventory that I had already. Wow, it seemed like so much when I started, but again, she was right. It still looked a little sparse, once I was there. I had been worried about overcrowding, but I found that more is better and then I could edit.
Now that I have one show under my belt, I'm ready to hear more advice from you all, who have experience or know what works. I could use it in packing and hauling tips, colors, displays, etc. Later this week, I'll show you a few of my displays that I think worked pretty well.
See you tomorrow!