Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's cold out!

Winter is just around the corner, which means Christmas shopping is right around the corner...ugh. Where has this year gone! Zumaya recently had an at home photo shoot, directed by me, for the picture I hope to create a portrait of. I was really pleased with this picture and can't wait to turn it into a huge portrait.

He is just so sweet...

Circle Tail Fashion Show and Wine Tasting
I also wanted to share an event with you that I have been invited to be a vendor at. The event is for a group called Circle Tail and the event is a Fashion Show and Wine Tasting. It will be held at Valley Vineyards is in Morrow on November 15th from 1p-3p. It should be lots of fun, and there will be Wine!

Greater Cincinnati Craft Business Co-op
This past Thursday I attended the first meeting for the Greater Cincinnati Craft Business Co-op (name subject to change). I am so thrilled to have found this group. Even though it is just getting started I have already learned a lot of useful information. I wanted to invite any fellow crafters in or around the Cincinnati area to join this group!

We hope to accomplish the following:
- Compile a complete list of craft fairs with booth fees and registration deadlines for all our members to use
- Provide a support network for artists to get the low-down on what fairs are worth the time and effort, to save money of display materials and tents, to swap leftover raw materials, and to provide emergency back-up when you run out of change, need a bathroom break or your booth collapses!
Inspire and educate with presentations and discussions on getting started, selling online, selling in boutiques and galleries, making a website, using credit cards and cash registers, featured local artists, and getting rich and famous.

If you are interested in joining this group please feel free to email Heidi at for group meeting dates and times. We do not yet have a website, but hope to in the future.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Here it is!

My very first blog post...I've very excited to get started and hope your check back often. Here is a photo of my very first booth at Petpalooza '09 held at Riverdowns. It was a very fun event, and very exciting for me to be able to talk about Ali's Paw Prints to many people. I had homemade dog biscuits to hand out with my business cards.

I hope to expand my booth A LOT each time I attend a show. The response was great! And I was able to do a lot of networking. If anyone is reading this and looking for vendors for their events please email me :) I am looking for a lot of events to help get my name out there.

Ideas I have besides the prints are designed canvas totes, mouse pads, mugs, greeting/thank you cards...

So far I have finished two portraits and hope to start one of my Black Lab Zumaya next. Red is his color so definitely a red background.

Check out Ginger and Sydney below!

Ginger - Yellow Lab

Sydney a.k.a. Girlfriend - Australian Shepherd