Getting the Word Out

Making art is a pretty solo experience—it involves lots of time holed up in my office. The opposite of that introspective creative process is looking outward, connecting with art enthusiasts, and in general getting the word out about my art. Here are three manifestations of this concept that I have participated in recently:

Exhibit A:

Here’s my booth at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary (in Davis, CA) this past Saturday. It was a fun challenge to figure out how to display the new things I’ve added to my business since a few months ago, and display it all on one table—all of the shows I did this summer were outside in a 10 x 10 foot booth space. The small drawings in white frames will soon be released in my online shop. Here’s another view of my booth, including a mini table of hand-drawn buttons and a holiday-ish display of my Eat Well & Slowly Bags (sorry, it’s not the best picture, but you get the idea):

The craft show went well—I sold lots of cards and hand-drawn buttons. I was surprised at the good turn-out because the school is a little bit out of the way—it was a great way to kick off my holiday craft show season.

Exhibit B:

You may not have noticed this, but I added a mailing list to my blog. You’ll see a mailing list tab above, or you can just click here to sign up. Sign up for my mailing list, and you’ll get regular updates about new projects, shows, and other exciting creative tidbits from Blue Bicicletta.

Exhibit C:

I wrote a guest post over at the blog Indie Fixx. Jen, the creative mind behind the blog, has a regular post called “10 Things” where guest bloggers can create fun top 10 lists. I came up with the theme, “10 Ways to be Everyday Creative.” I had a lot of fun writing and illustrating the list, so go on over and check it out!


1 Response to “Getting the Word Out”

  1. 1 Jenny November 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I love the bicycle wheel display for your cards. That’s super cute. And I’m definitely saving your list of 10 ways to be creative every day–it will totally help me out. Thanks for sharing!

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