I’m just popping in quickly today to share photos from the big BMW Hawaii project I worked on earlier this fall. The event was held on the Big Island of Hawaii in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. (No…I don’t get to go….just my finished menu cards!) I was given a small swatch of the tablecloth fabric and asked to create about 120 custom souvenir menus for the event. I don’t know about you, but when I think of an outdoor event in Hawaii, I think beach. These events are totally gorgeous, so it had to be sophisticated beach, glam beach…not bikinis and sunglasses and flip flops beach. Here’s what I came up with:
I created a 6″ x 8″ pocket with an embossed nautilus design, beautiful sheer, iridescent copper ribbon and pearls, of course. The blank card on the front was imprinted with the name of each guest, so the menu card was also the place card.
Here’s a photo of the menu card on the table at the actual event. It is always exciting for me to see these on the table in the actual venue, and the event planner I work with is always kind enough to have a photo taken for me.
Earlier this month, I participated in the annual Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Gift and Art Show in North Raleigh. I’ve been part of this wonderful holiday boutique for the past several years, and always enjoy catching up with all the other local artists. This show is unique…in its 40th year…and all the artists are local and everything is hand made. Here’s a peek at my booth before the show started.
The set up for the show was on Tuesday night. The preview show was Wednesday night from 6-8PM. We were open all day and evening Thursday and Friday and Saturday until 3PM. It’s a long week….but lots of fun, too.
And lots of altered art items, too. I sold a LOT, and am thinking about putting what I have left in an ETSY shop. Which brings me to a very important question: would you be interested in an ETSY shop from Kathy by Design? You would have the ability to purchase most of the projects I post here. It’s just something I’m turning around in my brain, and I’d love to have your input on the idea. I could also take custom orders there…..you know me…I’m always thinking!
Thanks for letting me share what I’ve been up to. Between BMW Hawaii and Visions of Sugarplums and my regular design team work, I have been keeping busy…and out of trouble…which is always a good thing! I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.
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