Stage one of the loading process: Gather up all art cartons, tubs, tools, bins from the "studio". (This term is applied loosely to the extra bedroom in which I create and store my art).
Stage two: Move said objects from the upstairs studio into the hallway. I'm currently in this stage of the process.
Stage three: Bring all items downstairs, and place close to the door leading to the garage.
Stage four: Load tent materials, tables, chairs, step stool & cart into van.
Stage five: Load items mentioned in Stage one into van.
The show this weekend will require kind of a hybrid display system. My booth will be under a large tent-like structure, so I will need my tent for the framework and the display panels, but won't need the canopy or side panels. Neither will I need stakes or weights. This makes the loading and setup process easier. Now, doesn't that seem easy?
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Wow, those art shows get more exhausting every year. Not only the physical work of loading the art and the display, unloading and setting up, taking down, loading, driving home, unloading, but the emotional ups and downs of the process of hoping that buyers for my art happen to visit my booth. And actually buy something. Last weekend, things worked out okay. And I'll keep doing it.