Feeling the pressure – Day 305

I’m now only a few days away from my first gift show and I’m feeling the pressure! I have a 10′ x 12′ booth space booked for the Extravaganza Gift Show on Saturday and I’ve been running around trying to get everything I need.

Originally my plan was to rent or make booth ‘walls’ that I could hang my paintings and prints on. I ran into a dead end on that so instead I decided to make use of the two tables that they’ll be providing for me. I’ve been collecting boxes of different sizes that I can use to create different levels on the tables. I found these spiffy little tabletop easels that I can use to present my palette knife paintings and I will be borrowing some full size easels from my dad for the larger prints.

I found some nice ‘trays’ to put my cards in so they’re easy to see and I have a nice basket for my matted paper prints.

The biggest stumbling block has been finding tablecloths. Who knew it would be so difficult to find plain white tablecloths? I’ve been to every store in town and haven’t found anything suitable. I guess I’m going to have to venture a little further afield to see what I can find. I even checked at the dry cleaners to see if they rented them, and no luck there either.

I’ve got nice plastic boutique bags being delivered in the next day or two and I’ve got a brand new sales receipt book. My prints, new business cards and stickers for the back of my prints will be coming from Spitting Images too.

Unfortunately I came down with a cold a couple of days ago so I’ve been moving slowly. I had been panicking about getting the palette knife paintings done but I’ve decided instead to concentrate on making sure everything is packed up and ready to go for Saturday instead. If I happen to get another palette knife painting done then it’ll be a bonus!

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