Friday, October 7, 2011

another season, another set up...........

by Kelli Pope


As artists, I think we constantly hunger for new skills and techniques. We conquer one skill and want to do more, better, more unique work. Our work this year will look nothing like the creations we made years ago. This definitely applies to me. I bought the kiln, and am making my own beads... now I want to learn to enamel and etch.. sigh..... It just never ends :o) I LOVE it!! There is NO getting bored!!!

This also seems to apply to my booth set up. It has been evolving for years. I've ALWAYS wanted it to look differently, and was constantly tweaking here, and adding there... This year for the first time EVER, I like it. I REALLY like it. I'm happy with the way it looks.... (well, except for touching up the paint on my sign... oh yeah, and staining the new shelving ;)




Before...............







..... and after...................

How are you evolving??? Do you continue to challenge yourself?

9 comments:

Christine said...

I think my work has evolved TREMENDOUSLY in the last few years, particularly in the last three or so. I've gone from trying to work in silver, to discovering what fantastic metals copper, bronze, and brass are, and my work is really starting to look like 'me', as opposed to attempts at someone else's work. My display at shows has also changed, from focusing on an orange/black/red/white theme to more of a vintage feel with neutrals accented with red and orange. I'm looking forward to seeing how my work changes in the next few years, too! :)

Izzy said...

Both booths are just lovely. I do like that you've painted your name on the tent. That's very cute!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I love the look of your booth!!Excellent idea to put your name up there...Now wveryone can see it!!

I think we need to challenge ourselves everyday..step out of the comfort zone...helps us to learn and grow and live the life we are supposed to be living!!Hugs,Cat

stacilouise said...

I really like the shelves in the new display!!! And your attention to detail, like wrapping the posts with cloth to decorate! You are so committed! I am always changing mine, and probably always will, though in recent years, its more about making it quick to set up and tear down- AND windproof! Thanks for sharing it with us. How did your show go?

somethingunique said...

hi Kelli, i have been selling at festivals and art shows for 4yrs now and my display in always evolving...this year the best ever, i finally purchased a pro tent and what a difference so much easier to put up and much more secure...i really love what you have added to you display...a great diplay really attracts people in for sure.
ttfn Lana :)

D'Arsie Manzella said...

Your booth looks really inviting! If it was a busy show I would use my elbows to budge into it for sure! ;) I am on the edge of the next step in my work. I have been dormant while in transition and feel ready to explode with new work. I have been thinking a lot about how my art reflects what I want to say at any given moment in my life so I'm listening to myself quite attentively right now . I love this post! Transitional photos are very fun to see~

mairedodd said...

it's nice when you feel good about how you showcase your work... displays and booths are something i need to spend more time on... i admire people who are so diligent about it.. it really looks great!

MaCarroll Beads said...

I'm always evolving. I think of it as forever learning and I like that. I look at my mistakes as learning experiences and do it differently the next time or if it is something that didn't really mesh with me, I don't do it again. But, I know I gave it a chance. I sometimes think I'm addicted to the learning process.

Createology said...

Your booth now is very inviting and really catches the eye. I don't do shows however in the past it was always a huge challenge to set up and draw people in and keep it all safe from elements and fingers. Great job. Happy selling...

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