I recently attended Art is You Stamford!
What fun we had!
a little work + a little FUN = a trip to remember!
One of the fun things at Art is You is making optional trades to bring with to swap with all the people in attendance. Since I consider myself totally socially awkward this is right up my alley because it gives you something to talk about right away :)
I was a "little" behind before I left and hadn't started my trades 2 days before I left. What could I do??? FAST!
I got out my Stitch a Greek Border stencil that I designed for StencilGirl and started stenciling on black duck cloth scraps I had.
Nothing fancy. Just laid it down right like it is and kept stenciling over and over and over. Great, now I had beautiful fabric. What the heck was I going to do with that??? Hand each person a piece--no.....then they would really look at me weird.
I was getting together my supplies and threw some of my work business cards and my personal business cards in my bag and it HIT me! YES! a business card holder! I remembered that last time I went I collected all these business cards from people and I had no where to put them and didn't want to loose them. That was it! A place to store all my cards I receive. I thought I'd start people out by giving them one of each of my cards. And that is the story of how my trades came to life.