I have done art/craft/vintage/upcycle shows for several years now. It goes without saying that the fall and spring seasons are fun because I get to meet so many great people, artists, crafters, upcyclers, pickers, and yes .... the customers as well. As fun as it is to meet new people, it is a lot of work to get ready for the season and to be on the road. I always have the home front covered so I don't have to worry about it. That allows me to look ahead with anticipation at the next thing.
I hope you'll check out The Painted Pelican. They are open the first and third weekends of each month. They also host special events during the year. This place is awesome and I already love it there, though I have there just a short time. On August 17-19, 2018, there will be a celebration to commemorate the first anniversary of the store. On Saturday there will be much celebrating including the owners, the vendors, and the customers. Check them out at their website and Facebook page....
|Fall is on it's way!|
- Goin’ pickin'---Pickin’ is when someone like me goes looking for things to repurpose upcycle, sand/paint, or just clean it up really well. Sometimes it can be a daunting task to go picking. It can be the luck of the draw whether anything is found that can still be repurposed or upcycled.
- Cleaning up & sanding, distressing and painting the picked goodies. Most of the time I know it’s going to take work to get a piece in shape. Some take more than others. The ones I like are the ones that just need a good washing and drying like some of the glass pieces I have found.
- Getting photos of everything. My biggest issue is remembering to get “before” photos. Also, if the item will go on my website, I must write a good description and get measurements for it.
- Then it’s time to pack! Whether an acquisition is gong on the road to a show or to The Painted Pelican, it’s got to be packed and loaded up.