Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Things that remind me of things

I made a treasury today that had been in my head for awhile. All these things reminded me of other things that made me think of other things, so I had to make them into a treasury. Look at it, please.
Econ 201: The Felted Booger Maker Pricing Explanation will be coming soon...especially once my car is in the shop (stupid truck squished it) and it becomes a pain in the ass to actually GO places. I may put out a little zine-type publication of Econ for Etsy things (shaynamaidel's idea) and sell it through my'd be a good way to be a paid writer again and still help people out, just not for free. Cheap, but not free. So long as my stupid migraines keep me from getting a normal person job, I need to actually make money elsewhere. Cards, banners, econ blabberings. Whatever works.

Chicago Style Crafters Trunk Show

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The show was fun and wonderful, even if sales were slow. I took pictures. Have fun.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Teaming with craftiness

Today was Day 1 of my first show! I didn't know what I was doing, but it didn't matter since it was the most gorgeous day of the year and buyer traffic was very light. Still, my goal for the day was to have people come and just look at my cards so I wouldn't feel like I'd wasted my effort, and that much was accomplished. The best part about this being a two-day thing is that tomorrow I can post better signs for my instant super-personalized card-making services and maybe people will actually bite. The other artists showing are fabulous people and there's lots of fabulous things packed into CircaCeramics' fabulous studio. My parents came and I predicted they would buy something from CircaCeramics with a chicken on it, and they did. Not that they collect chickens or anything, it just seemed like their quantity and quality of quirky.

Wow. I'm rambly and half-stupid right now. Maybe it's the 5 hours of sleep I got last night so I could print and cut and fold and organize and pack and set-up by noon today.

If you are in the Chicagoland area and want to stop by Sunday, May 18 from noon-5 PM, we are at 3759 N. Ravenswood.

Links and press about the show:
Chicago Tribune article with lots of misspellings
Metromix event
Crains Chicago "10 Things To Do This Weekend"
Time Out Chicago article about Circa Ceramics that mentions the open studio
Facebook event
CircaCeramics webpage w/info
Chicago Style Crafters webpage