Thursday, March 4, 2010

Show Pictures

Pictures of GeeJayCreations 1st Show!

Wow! Hinds site really is 20/20. Looking at these pictures tonight for the first time really gives me a peak at what the public saw of our booth. It's okay, but not great. I see a lot of room for improvement. To give myself a little credit though, I did throw this together in record time with all of the cutting, matting, packaging of everything you see on the rack that isn't framed done on Friday the day before the show. I'm glad I'm looking at these to help improve our look before our next show which looks like will be April 24th unless we run across something that is sooner. So we have some time.

The large framed pieces are from my Photomontage side of my business, separate from GeeJay Creations. Also, there are still quite a few of my original note cards on the spinner rack, which we got for $15 a flea market! What a deal! Doesn't it look professional?

My tablecloth, which is just a large piece of polyester straight from the bolt needs some attention for sure. It doesn't cover all the way to the floor or sides and doesn't cover at all hardly on the other side. Even though it opens up to the neighbors booth (see below), I want it to look nice. I also want to address the floor under the booth to utilize that space a little better.

Gale had some good ideas of adding some signs explaining what we do so that people will actually come up and read the poetry. She also had an idea for our larger 6x9 greeting cards which won't fit on the spinner rack. Let me see what you all think of this:

I think it has potential and want your opinions again. Her idea is to have a large piece of fabric (think shower curtain size) and sew clear pockets made from plastic to slide our cards in to display them. It would need to be hung so I thought of a self standing rack that we could use as a wall behind our table. It will only utilize the space above the table and people would have to reach over the table to pull them out. What do you guys think? Can you think of something else? We are looking for another spinner rack for cheap in the bigger size but until then, I kinda like the idea of having blinders on the people when they come in our booth. What I mean when I say blinders is they couldn't look into another booth unless they stepped out of ours. It would kinda shut out our neighboring booth which I don't like to seem unfriendly but we could use the vertical space that way. They may actually like it, because it would give them a backdrop for their stuff.

What are your thoughts? Ideas?

More close up pictures of some of our work we are selling on a post tomorrow. I'm about ready to set up Etsy! Thank you all for your support, you all just make my day when I read your comments :)


  1. i think the shower curtain idea is a great idea, just that you guys gotta sew like crazy :) a clothes rack will do the job i should think..

    ooo.. i so dig your photos of being in a craft show :))

  2. Popping in 4 a belated hello & hope this note finds you well!


    CK (-:

  3. Thanks for sharing the photos. I can't tell by the photos but I'd put a candy dish on the welcome table, along with an email sign-up sheet and business cards (they may already be there,but I can't tell from the photo). A lot of vendors at shows I've been to use these wooden boxes to display small and medium sized prints for customers to browse through easily at their leisure. It saves space (although it might not look as pretty). They're easy for customers to flip through. The spinner racks are great for cards. Plus, obviously they SPIN - again providing ease for the customers.
    Congrats on the show! I hope you participate in many more!!! :) Theresa

  4. Your photos are great! Looks like a lot of fun. I agree about "blinders". I like the idea of folks focusing on your work and not being distracted. You could have the "shower curtain" effect on both sides of your booth and it could do double duty (display and blinders). It's difficult to display framed art, but you are doing well with the A-frame and table display! Just hand out those cards like crazy! Good Luck!

  5. Doing art shows/festivals are a HUGE amount of work! You are young so you have years of show work to do. It's exciting and fun, huh?

  6. how did the show go? I think the pictures look good, just a little crowded, and the candy dish is a great idea!


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