The art walk and sale was as expected lightly attended. Friday was Good Friday. Here in Mexico the entire week of Easter is taken as vacation. Our little city fills and overflows with happy vacationers. The beaches resemble the insides of sardine tins!!
Our beaches not on party pheromones!!
Same beaches overdosed on party pheramones
The street that skirts the beach runs from the original old part of town through the Golden Zone resort area of town. On a regular day it's about a leisurely 15 minute drive. Thursday evening it took Miguel 1&1/2 hours to get from his store in old town to his home on the near edge of the GZ!!!!! It's becomes a survival method that the people at the north end of town do not try to get down town and the people down town do not try to go north!! Even with the showing way down we did manage to sell a few pieces and took 2 orders for pieces!! :) But the best thing to come out of the evening was Helena and Miguel want to carry my jewelry in their shop!!!! Yipeee!!!!
So how about a bit of show and tell time????We all know the importance of getting our name out there, but with no budget for marketing it can be a bit of a challenge. I wanted to make tags for our pieces that were mini pieces of art, maybe not thrown away immediatly but used as a bookmark. My ever so gifted and generous Bloglandian sister Laurie created an amazing Cabinet Card we use with our jewelry. Martha and I decided we would call our little venture El Pajarita y El Jaguar... Little Bird & Jaguar. I sent Laurie a picture of a baby jaguar, one of the baby parrots we rescued, a background of vintage lace/trim and a cabinet card. With the magic of photo shop this is what she came up with!!!!
I finished off the back side with another picture of lace then we attached the description of the piece of jewelry and a small note that all profits go to Conrehabit.
Oh by the way that's $380 pesos ;) We decided that for the first showing we would have a bit of an introduction sale by discounting the necklaces by $100 pesos
Miguel set up a table for us underneath one of the courtyard lights and I brought a lace table cloth and a few props. I even remembered a mirror!! :)
I brought this great seashell shaped pewter bowl to display the earring cards in. I think it might have been the small panic attack Tuesday that I went into over drive and made ten pairs of earrings
that was the contributing factor of the cellulitis. :(