San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show/Potential Ideas

Today, I attended the San Mateo Harvest Festival at the San Mateo Event Center. Just like all the other festivals I attended, I was on a mission to find more inspiration for potential projects I plan to add to my website and maybe sell.

A majority of the same artists from the Pleasanton festival attended this one as well and it was pretty much the same items that they were selling, which there was nothing wrong with at all.

Of course, I had to go back to the bottle cap booth to see if creator Linda Cullen created any new designs. Without question, this was definitely my favorite booth in the entire festival because of all the interesting images that can be put into a bottle cap, especially in the sports and college industry, which was the one I enjoyed the most.

Speaking of which, I couldn’t leave their booth without buying a bottle cap of my own, and I had to go with the Sacramento Kings logo in honor of my favorite basketball team, and I turned it into a necklace.

Every art and wine festival that I’ve gone to has given me a lot of inspiration to create something using my paintings and techniques I’ve learned in my graphic arts class. Of course, the cards will definitely be at the top of my list, but here’s a list of some other ideas I plan to create:


Projects with Paintings:

-Greeting Cards




Poster Designs:

-A House Divided (NFL, MLB, NBA, NCCA)

-Custom-Made Sports for Individual or Whole City Teams

-TV Nostalgia (Retro PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, Retro Game Shows)

-Video Games

-Transportation (BART, MUNI, CalTrain, AC Transit, SamsTrans, VTA, Amtrak, Sacramento RT Transit)

-Freeway Signs

-Pop Culture


It may take a long time to create, but I hope these ideas will excite the imagination and also bring people back in time to their childhood. Who knows where the next idea will come from!