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Thrills and Chills!



There it is. A Mini Canvas Print Rack from Jerry's Artarama. The mini size comes pre-assembled - the only complaint anyone has about these is lousy assembly instructions for the large size. Good thing too, if I had trouble with assembly I'd still be wrestling it. I just found out that it also has little velcro tabs on the sides to hold it closed while being carried.

Adrenaline is either fear or excitement. I'm in stark terror or I'm thrilled to pieces because the last barrier to going out and selling art on the street just went down. Depending on weather, tomorrow may be my first day on the street.

I've got my alarm clock set for 6AM tomorrow. If it's not tomorrow it'll be Monday - Saturday's got other commitments with class and Georgia coming over. Sunday there is no lottery for street artists and crafters. My schedule will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for going out to sell art. Fridays are potentially the most lucrative of those days.

I also need to do some physical setting up so tomorrow might be spent cutting mats and making plastic bag packages to put new finished artworks in when people buy them off my three pound field easel. I have my Rollator to extend my walking range from the Lottery Spot to the Setup Spot that I get assigned. If it's too long a walk, I have from nine till noon to get there and that will allow some rests along the way.

I blew half of this month's food budget on art supplies I needed to do this. I have 100 mat cutter blades - for the first time since 1995 I don't need to worry about running out before I finish cutting all the mats. Given that, I should do this right and spend tomorrow cutting mats. That gives me three selling days - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - before Christmas. There's no reason to think that last minute holiday shoppers wouldn't run down to Fisherman's Wharf, Where The Artists Are, to get something for an art lover's gift or just to treat themselves for going out doing last minute shopping. Or if they decided to holiday here, run out for presents from Fisherman's Wharf because it's Where The Artists Are.

I'm good at this. I'm fifteen years better at it than when it all fell apart. No-sale days were rare even at the end. Big-sale days - a good one could put savings back into my hands so I'm just not that tight for any shortfall again. In between I'm safe, have everything I need but have a lot of desires like say, a happy holiday meal of tinned ham, yams, black olives, cranberry sauce, some rolls. It's possible to do a good feast in a microwave.

So that's tonight. I think I need to do some serious mat cutting this weekend and see what else I can do to get ready - do this right the first time and have everything ready instead of running around worrying about getting rained out.
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baka_kit
Dec. 16th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Awesome!

Ari certainly seems to approve of the set-up. :)
robertsloan2
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Hee hee! Yep! I think he does.
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