Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Doldrums, Cabin Fever, and an Indoor Market

Is this frigid midwest winter as difficult for everyone else as it is for me? I slept until 7:45 Sunday morning - don't remember the last time I did that. I sat around in my robe until after 1:00 in the afternoon, since we were not going to church until 5:00. I really want to hibernate.

I was working on a couple of promotional pieces (in my robe), one for myself, an ad for a monthly newspaper, Market Street Press.  Lisa, the editor, publisher, ad salesperson called on me a couple of times, and I decided to give it a try just in time for her Valentine's Day edition.  I added red, my favorite color to an ad I had originally placed in a neighborhood newsletter. I had wanted to use the business card ad shown on the right below, but, it is not as easy to read.

The second project was a postcard for Jeanine who has a new business called Stella and Notte. It is another vintage store.  Jeanine has decided to have a winter indoor market event in her big bright beautiful space with street-lined display windows. She named it, what else, but, Cabin Fever. Jeanine already had the artwork, so after downloading a new appropriate font, I designed the card.

I will be helping her get the store set up for the event.  Markets are fun because you get to hang out with people who share your interests. It motivates me to find new products, develop a theme, work on a display, and hopefully attract new customers.

With Cabin Fever, I will work on a lodge theme with rustic and outdoorsy projects, introducing some spring-themed items since March will be just a week away!

There will be some new and interesting vendors  with hand crafted and, of course vintage goodies. And, we are hoping all of our blog followers who live in the area will put this event on their calendars and join us the weekend of February 21 and 22 from 10-4.

With the cold blizzard conditions descending upon us, a huge pot of chicken soup made, and the shop closed on Monday and Tuesday, hibernation will continue. Stay warm.