2020

Welcome to 2020!

As we enter a new year, here’s a look back to last year in the world of Sports, The World, and Kevin’s Cards!

SPORTS

2019 CFP Champions- Clemson Tigers

Super Bowl LIII Champions- New England Patriots

March Madness Champions- Virginia Cavaliers

2019 NBA Champions- Toronto Raptors

2019 Stanley Cup Champions- Washington Capitals

2019 World Series Champions- Washington Nationals

THE WORLD

Government Shutdown

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Death of Ross Perot

Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting

Hurricane Dorian

Kinkade Fire

KEVIN’S CARDS

Kevin’s Cards Brochure Created

Watercolor Paintings Created into Cards

Artist Alley Card Sale

Kevin’s Cards/Artist Alley Book Created

Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival Card Sale

Holiday Craft Wonderland Card Sale

 

As the new year begins, my resolutions are to continue to create more designs, have more sales, and to visit more art shows! You never know what other surprises are in store!

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Did Santa remember what you wanted? What kind of cookies did you leave him?Whether it’s at home with the family or on the road, hope that this holiday season brings you tons of joy and holiday spirit!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2019 Art Shows

With another year winding down, I’ve visited a lot of art shows and had a bunch of card sales. Here’s a recap of all the ones I’ve visited:

-Treasurefest

-Mountain View Al A Carte & Art

-Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

-Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival

-Artist Alley (Card Sale)

-Los Altos Art & Wine Festival

-Fremont Festival of the Arts

-Niles Antique Fair

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

-Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

-Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

-Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

-Pleasant Hill Art & Wine Festival

-Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival (Card Sale)

-Pleasanton Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

-San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

-Holiday Craft Wonderland (Card Sale)

-San Jose Holiday Craft Fair

As 2019 comes to a close and with 2020 around the corner, I hope to continue to visit these shows and to have more successful sales! Who knows where the next show will take place!

Holiday Craft Wonderland

Last night was the Holiday Craft Wonderland Sale during the Graphic Wonderland Show at the Laney College Graphic Arts Department.

This showcase was to highlight student’s work they’ve done during 2019 using inDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. They’ve been doing this show for about four years and it has been a success every time.

The Holiday Craft Wonderland Sale was introduced this year and it featured several students selling their art for people to buy as Christmas presents and to help raise money for the Graphic Arts Department.

When the semester started, I originally planned to sell my cards during the show. However, a couple of other people wanted to sell stuff too. That’s when I decided to jump in and organize the entire holiday sale.

After making announcements to several classes, I thought for sure no one would be interested. However, I was surprised to get a lot of people signed up! In addition to that, I also created the inventory, designed the layout, created schedules, and organized all the meetings.

As the show got closer, I had a feeling that everyone would drop out at the last minute. While several people did due to time restraints and not enough merchandise to sell, I was able to get 11 people (including me) for the sale.

Besides my greeting cards, the items that were sold included t-shirts, posters, prints, and even CD’s. As an added bonus, there was also a live band that performed for us.

In the end, we made a grand total of $319 and half of it was donated to the Graphic Arts Department. Overall, this was definitely the best show I’ve organized and I was really glad that everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!

Special thanks to Professor Daniella for giving me the privilege to organize this event and to all the vendors that helped make this a memorable experience! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Make sure you eat lots of turkey and be sure to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the NFL whether you’re at home or on the road!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween/2019 World Series Champions

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

I hope your costumes are fun and scary! Those who are going out trick-or-treating tonight, please be safe out there and hope you get lots of candy!

Also, congratulations to the Washington Nationals for winning the 2019 World Series last night! It was a tough 7-game series, but in the end, they won it all by a final score of 6-2 over the Houston Astros! This is also their first championship in franchise history since joining the league in 2005!

Happy Halloween!

Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival

The Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival in San Jose was an enjoyable event.

I was hoping for a huge sell out since Artist Alley, but not a lot of people came mainly because it was for kids doing some early trick-or-treating, even though it’s not Halloween yet.

However, I was able to give away all the candy and sold a few cards for a total of $33. At least it was better than not selling out. If I do this again next time, maybe I should do a stronger advertisement by telling people to bring their kids for trick or treating in advanced.

Special thanks to Erica Fox and Catherine Abbidi for putting this whole event!

Harvest Card Sale Update

One week from today, Kevin’s Cards will be back with an all new card sale during the Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival!

This will be my first show since my last one at Artist Alley and there will be a bunch of Christmas cards for sale in time for the holiday season, plus a bunch of best sellers.

Here’s a list of prices in case you plan to buy something:

-$1 Each

-6 for $5

-BOX SET: 12 for $10

As a reminder, it’s CASH ONLY!!! Be sure to tell your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by and do your Christmas shopping early. This is a ONE DAY ONLY EVENT, so you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Hope to see you there!

Harvest Card Sale Update

One month from today, Kevin’s Cards will be back with an all new card sale during the Bass Pro Shop’s Harvest Festival in San Jose.

If you’re planning to do your Christmas shopping early and to get some cards in time for the holiday season, here’s your opportunity! Here’s a list of prices of the cards:

$1 EACH

6 FOR $5

BOX SET- 12 FOR $10

Don’t forget that it’s CASH ONLY!!!

Be sure to tell your friends, relatives, neighbors, and/or colleagues to stop by because this is a ONE DAY ONLY event and you don’t want to miss out on this!

Hope to see you there!