I’ve been mostly off the grid lately creating jewelry for several upcoming Christmas craft sales
November 16th “Something Special Craft & Gift Sale” 10am – 4pm at the Fort Saskatchewan Legion in Fort Sask., AB
November 23rd “Christmas in the Country” 10am – 4pm at the St. Michael Rec Center in St. Michael, AB
November 30th “Christmas Marketplace” from 12pm- 7pm at the Dow Centennial Center in Fort Saskatchewan, AB
working on branding my home Art & Jewelry Biz which can be a fine blend of fun and daunting, especially when you are a one woman show (who is pregnant and juggling a toddler lol)
But it’s all been coming along pretty well, I just despise all the initial start-up costs, (some day I will get ahead *Lord willing*)
I’ve never really been one for branding, probably because I like to dabble too much and hate the pretensions that can go with a marketed image but I do understand the power of advertising.
So I started working on all the paraphernalia that is required to make a business really pop, the packaging & displays!
And what better way to do that than through COLOUR!
I tried to keep things simple but bright.
All my displays are black because it makes the perfect backdrop for all the colors I use.
And I didn’t want to be tied down to the stereotypical paintbrush icon so instead I used a color spectrum and a black splash of paint with my initials as my logo, simple yet bright and isn’t too constraining to be tied down to.
It’s been a crazy month and it’s only going to get crazier as we head into early September.
I’ve been busy at the local Farmer’s market selling (primarily) my jewelry and smaller artwork, this Thursday will be my 3rd week and then I am taking the next week off as we head to the Rockies
camping for our 9th Anniversary.
Once I get back I have Prenatal appointments, another week at the Market and then Munchkin and I fly to New Brunswick to visit family leaving hubby home to hold down the Fort (no pun intended, seeing how we live in Fort Saskatchewan, AB).
He’s offered to take over my table (sweet brave soul he is xox) at the Last Market for the Season on Sept 5th so treat him nice and buy lots 😉
While all the chaos has been happening I’ve also been busy rearranging my studio and basement in general,
working on a few new paintings which I hope to complete when I get back in September
Well as promised here’s a look at the bookmarks I’ve done up so far.
I haven’t added the ribbons or eyelets to all of them yet, but it gives you an idea of the immense color variety available.
They have a unique plastic/leather feel to them.
For those of you who missed my first bookmark post here’s the information again for you.
Colorful portable art for on the go people!
The perfect companion to any book and a unique Christmas gift for any book/art lover!
Each bookmark is hand painted using acrylic paint on acid and ligning free card stock.
It has been given a clear protective coat making it water resistant.
They measures 6″x2″ and feature a small eyelet with a co-coordinating ribbon that has been fray stopped.
The back side is plain black with a signed label. $4.00 each.
No two are alike!
I’m hoping to have around 50 done up for the trade show in November.
If you’re interested in purchasing one or would like a particular color combination email me at themilkeway(at)gmail.com