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Frugal Tips E-book

Check this out for some GREAT frugal tips!

http://janfoxdesigns.com/frugart.pdf

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Austin show going great a frugal tip for showing cards!

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Hi all! Show going great and the coasters are flying off the shelf! We are, as always, meeting nice people with great ideas!

Below you’ll see C.Gilly at www.cgilly.com with some amazing prints in a fascinating sports/ Native American theme…..but what I love most was how he displayed his one of a kind cards in such an elegantly simple way on lovely rope with simple clips! It’s a highly mobile display method and lovely to look at! Give his website a look! You’ll love his style!

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Love and Light as Always…..WK

Great Show and New Frugal Tips!

Hi all,  I just returned from a great little show in Georgetown TX and had a super time!

Made some great sales but most of all I got some great tips from a New Artist that was only on his second show!  So it just goes to show that we can always learn and share (or steal) 🙂  ideas from each other no matter how long we’ve been at this game!

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First of all Jim at www.jshepardstudios.com showed me http://www.qrstuff.com/  The newest gadget app that’s hitting the “phone world”  You can create a code for your own website so that buyers with the QR App downloaded to their phone can scan the code and it will take them directly to your website!  There’s also much more you can do if you explore the site!

So download a FREE QR Reader App on your phone and scan the code below:

IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO MY WEBSITE!

What a great tool to have on display at your booth so folks don’t have to remember your site….they can go directly to it!  It’s the new “wave” and you’ll start seeing these codes everywhere, if you haven’t already.  So jump on in and create your own code for your buyers, for FREE!

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Finally Jim had a great storage idea that he used in his tent.  He had his pro-panels set up as below…..

But secretly behind it he had created a bin for storage using only cardboard and matching carpet from Home Depot to hide the “junk” from view of buyers.  See Below….

WHAT A GREAT IDEA JIM!  THANKS!!

So all in all with sales, time with my husband, meeting new people like Jim and getting these great frugal ideas, it was a super successful weekend!

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If you’d like to see us in person we’ll be at the following locations coming up in October and November!

Show Dates: 10/26/12 – 10/28/12

Hope to see you there!!

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Love and Light as Always…..WK

New piece Step by Step….Continued….

Well, the piece I started is coming along nicely.  I only wish I had more time to work on it.  I’m not sure it’ll be ready for my October Shows…..but I don’t want to rush it, so it may début in November and I’m fine with that….I’m loving the cool colors of blues and greens and purples and finding the different shades for the collage portion of the circles….I painted underneath and I love the color peaking up beneath the collage….this was such a flash of vision in my head that I’m very interested to see if it turns out in reality the way it flashed in my head!!!  So here’s what I’ve been doing….

In addition my students are in the process of recreating Starry Night on an extremely large canvas square by square with each student drawing a random square and recreating it on the canvas.  Below are the results as of now…I can’t wait to see the end.  They are SO talented!!

I look forward to comments……Don’t be afraid, let’s hear them!!!  Also, Don’t forget to visit me on Facebook and Like Hummingbird Studios Page and follow us on Twitter OR sign up for our newsletter to your right. You’ll get a free transfer technique and Monthly updates and tutorials from Hummingbird Studios.

As always, love and light from WK

Something New….Where did this come from?

Well, this is my latest work and it’s got a different flow about it that my previous pieces, but I did it in one day all day couldn’t stop and then just “There it was”…..certainly softer and more blending, maybe all this portrait work at school and blending is rubbing off on my other pieces.  Can’t wait to see where it takes me next!!!

Let me know how you feel about this evolution as it takes place!  You’re the only way I get out of my head for critiques….any comments good or bad always welcome.   Don’t forget to Like or visit Facebook at Windy Kai: Hummingbird Studios….all those Social Media things…..love and light to you and yours….WK

Almost Ready……in our own frugal way!

We worked and Spent our tails off getting ready for my first outdoor show.  Galleries are so nice and air-conditioned but I’ll have to admit I’m excited about the outdoor experience.  Just lots of water or Dr. Pepper and I’ll be fine. Along with my sweet hubby, you’ll see putting up lights below……also, I was nervous about our panels since we went the frugal way of course and just got closet shelving to hang at $10 a piece instead of MUCH MUCH more for pro-panel, but after putting them up with zip ties non the less, they disappear into the wall of the tent and all you see is my art.  Going cheap can pay off!!!!!    We also lucked out and found good track lighting at only $29 a set and my handy dandy husband hooked the lights up looking all professional.  Heck, It actually looks like we know what we’re doing!!!  Who Knew???  So  here’s a few peeks…..we’ll have the whole tent set up for practice next weekend.  Wow….I’ve never felt more at home…..

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A frugal Blog….I have to share…

Hi you,   As you know I try to really do everything in the most frugal way possible and I try to pass on little frugal tricks here and there and along the way this blog has linked to us and I want to share….

http://frugalinfortworth.wordpress.com/

If you want some great deal visit them!

If you want to continue to get frugal tips on getting ready for outdoor art fairs then stay tuned because we have a great video coming up this weekend!!!  So stay tuned!

Love and light to you always, WK

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