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!