10A Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair

It’s that time of the year again! Quite honestly, I’m equally excited to go holiday shopping as I am to sell.

I’ll have my pattern postcards and bookmarks, my bareta bookmarks, and my latest black and white badges this weekend. I am super duper trying my best to sneak in new items like handpainted stickers. I haven’t made those in a while and I really hope I can make some for this weekend. Let’s see!

Other things that are keeping me busy right now:

1. year-end crunch time at Studio Dialogo! We are on our toes every day haha.
2. watercolor practice, just because I haven’t made time to paint lately
3. an illustration set with Speculiars for a local indie magazine
4. preparations for upcoming Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan events, like the INKFest 2014, and our annual show this December

and the things in between.

Speaking of Ang INK, if you’re dropping by Komikon this weekend at the Bayanihan Center along Pioneer, look for the INK and Betamaks tables! I won’t be there but my orgmates will be selling their artworks and such.

So hey, I’ll see you around!

new pattern paper goods

New pattern postcard set! Digital offset prints on high-quality 250gsm Stucco Tintoretto paper. :)

“Launched” these plus its other variations, the bookmark and the poster, last weekend at Bring Your Own Benta. Thank you to everyone who dropped by! It was my first time to join a craft fair on my own. I was really nervous about it and overprepared haha but well, there’s always a first time for everything.

A lot of people had requested holiday-related items like gift wrappers and gift tags, so I miiiight just come up with a bunch of them for the next craft fairs. I’m planning on something more reusable tho, esp for the gift wrappers. The other week, my org had asked our favorite framer about his rates for a particular artwork size we were planning to use for our December exhibit. He said his rates are higher now because wood has gotten more expensive, and consequently, scarce, I guess. This has kind of been on my mind! A lot of my merchandise are paper goods, but for Christmas I’m planning on making something that people won’t throw away after using.

So there. Back to work! Bees will be busy until Christmas.