Organizing is my super power.
Some may say I am a bit compulsive about getting things organized, keeping things organized…. but its just me. Virgo, former teacher me. As many of you know I do maybe a dozen shows a year. Indoors, outdoors, hot and cold, dry and wet… There are a few fantasy/faerie themed shows I do, and love… one of them was last weekend in Baltimore, MD: FaerieCon. In prepping for this show I do get a little compulsive in my planning and organizing…
|My FaerieCon display from 2014. Post is here!|
Crowded, isn’t it? For the three day show I have a space that measures 6′ x 3′, and it is a very, very expensive square footage. How to make the most of that and showcase tiles AND jewelry? How to make a visually appealing display that doesn’t overwhelm the viewer? I plan it out. Every square inch. I review pictures of last years display ( seen at beginning of post) and do a mock set up in the basement.
|2015 FC mock up in the basement.|
There are some years ( especially for Beadfest) that I will use the printed photo like a map. Number the spaces, create a map key… Other times I just refer to the photo and do a layout sketch on my journal/ Could I just skip the pix and sketch in my journal? Yes, but I like to make sure I have the proportion of the boxes/trays/display correct as that will influence what I place there.
|Version 1. Jewelry grouped by style, tiles hanging in the back. Large dryad sculpture anchoring table.|
|Thursday night – stage one complete.|
|Friday – all set up…|
|A few faces from FaerieCon|