A handy little card…

These are the little half-size business cards I whipped up for the artist market I participated in a couple weeks ago.  I created three different image backgrounds that showcase categories of things I make – Plicious clothing, art & decor, plush toys. Since my HP Officejet is unable to perfectly align double sided printing, I printed front and back on separate cardstock, glued them together, and then cut out the individual cards with a straight edge and X-Acto blade. Of course, if I had planned ahead, I could have just used Moo.com. They are the best on the web for business cards and other promo materials. But last-minute DIY just suits me better, of course.

ByPauline goes to market…

The first show for ByPauline. I am participating in ARTist Saturday today at Armature here in Bend, OR. After considering traditional vendor displays using tables and shelves, I decided to create a flexible, affordable, alternative installation using standard cardboard boxes. I created the display for my 6×6 space with 12″square boxes – some open and some closed. The system is secured with blue painter’s tape and binder clips so the boxes can easily be dismantled and reused. My Plicious clothing is hung on an Aspen branch that is balanced on top of a stack of boxes and then secured with blue zip ties. ByPauline Instagram images adorn some of the empty box faces. I am promoting myself as an architect/designer/artist/maker who creates custom handmade pieces for special events and holidays. So I am displaying a variety of things as “samples” for what I can make. I am also offering services as a creative consultant to help individuals and groups, young and old, to realize their vision for unique handmade items.

Day 223 – Created a new banner for my Etsy website. I used Gimp and Inkscape which are open source (FREE) programs for those of us without Photoshop or Illustrator. (Taken with Instagram)