Doing my first major show next week, after taking a couple of years off from art shows.
I’d forgotten how much behind the scenes prep there is! But it’s all stuff I have fun doing, and designing new displays is creative in and of itself. I’m doing quite a bit of re-purposing….an old frame is going to be a brand new earring display for example!
A couple of weekends ago, I visited a local thrift store and picked up a few items that were pretty awful in their original state, but I’m hoping with some spray paint and love, they’ll become something awesome.
On the left is a little wooden box, about 3″ square and 2 1/2″ tall. It’s going to make a perfect business card holder when I’m done with it. In the middle is a really horrible Halloween themed box – I cut off the wire handle and it’s going to hold extra earrings on cards. And on the right is a wall hanging that is made from some tin dishes…I cut off the “celebrate” sign on the bottom and may use it like a hanging shadowbox for necklaces. We’ll see…
A little black spray paint to all of them, and a little more work. Hopefully I can put the finishing touches on them over the weekend!