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Everything I bring to an Art Show

I recently wrote How to make a good art show display and that blog I talked about limiting what you bring to show so that you don't over pack and end up making 20 trips between your car and your booth in 90 degree heat - yes I've learned from experience. But since I went over the idea of not taking to much I wanted to give you an idea of what is good to take by showing you what I bring to a show. So here is a list of items that I bring to shows so that I have all that I need but also don't carry unnecessary things. Here's my show pack list. I'll link anything I can but...

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How to have a great art show booth

I have been doing art and craft shows for over 8 years now - wow I can't believe it's actually been that long! But I have been making things and selling them since I was in high school. I guess I've just had an entrepreneurial spirit ever since then. When I started out I was sewing diaper bags and selling them on Etsy and Ebay. I can't even remember exactly what my first show was but I do remember that it was light years different from what I do now. It's evolved oh so much - and for the good! At first I was selling a variety of things from screenprinted dragons to ceramics to hand sewn purses. My display...

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Beauty in a Pile of Rocks - Watercolor Process

Here is another painting from along the Colorado Trail. This one is a much different scene, found just before we entered that open meadow area that I depicted in one of my previous paintings. I named it "Beauty in a Pile of Rocks" because the center of the composition is just a pile of rocks - which I think it really pretty. But what also really makes the scene shine to me is the background and the foreground. I really tried hard to keep the background less detailed, more fuzzy and soft. I am often tempted to make things more detailed in the background than they should be so I made a conscious effort to do better for this one....

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Tiny Cabin Commission - Watercolor Process

A commission painting that I created for a couple in Hocking Hills. This painting will go up in one of their tiny Treehouse Cabins in a beautiful area in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Here I share a little bit of my process along with the supplies and tools I used to create this painting.

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