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There are no words to express what it is like for an artisan who feels the desire to try different marketing techniques when it comes to promoting his/her creative works - especially when it comes to loading up a car and heading out to some far away locale to exhibit his/her finest collection of whatevers for the public to “ooh and ahh” over as they contemplate what thingamabob will look good over their whatchamacallit. Most people refer to these marketing ventures as festivals, art shows, fairs, craft events and anything with a “palooza” at the end! 

But, no matter where these events occur or what they are called, it is important to understand that the artisan has worked hard to perfect his/her craft in order to bring to the public his/her finest craftsmanship for view. So, when you see him/her, please be nice, be courteous, be complimentary of his/her work and know that it took HER 3 hours to cram all HER crap in HER car so tightly the night before that SHE had to take it all out again because SHE could not find the dog, who was asleep in another part of the house. So, SHE had to take another 3 hours to shove it all back in the car a second time. Oh the joy of being someone who can smile in the face of adversity!

Signed……the Artist! Kimberly Sumerel

Next Show: Mt Dora Florida. Collectibles and Crafts Show Mar 19-20, 2016

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Catch Your Customer with an Eye Catching Display! GO AHEAD…..THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! 

I am showing some of my hand painted “deco art” (as I like to call it) earrings at the upcoming SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW ORLANDO September 24-27. I do not sell these on the web site and only offer them at various shows throughout the year to add a little more whimsy to an already fun and colorful collection of art and fashion products that I create from my original paintings. 

Being the creative person I am, I like to find ways to creatively display my products. When I participate in art, trade and fashion events, I am often limited to a small area to display my products. I came across a very interesting large circular stool that I turned upside down to create a pretty interesting eye catching display for my hand painted earrings. So, to every retailer big or small, GET CREATIVE and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! 


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As a decorative artist and someone who not only participates in cultural arts events every year, but also produces events, I am still in wonder at how some promoters come to the decision of placement of vendors at trade shows, art festivals, craft events, etc. Why do they always seem to place the food vendors right next to quality product vendors who do NOT sell food?

I have only to surmise, the...

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