Developing the business…

Today I went to Ikea and bought home this lovely teal folding chair – for the person being painted by me to sit on, and this wonderful blackboard/whiteboard stand. My previous folding chair was a three legged stool which turned out to be terrifyingly unstable when kids climbed onto or off of it so this one is a vast improvement. I am very exited about the board because I wanted a way to communicate with the public at fairs and other events of that nature. I was sad and frustrated to notice that many parents assumed there would be a cost and walked their kids past my gazebo… while other parents bought their kids in and asked the cost once I’d painted them… I know what it’s like to not have the money to splash about on luxuries and those kids are particularly the ones I want to make sure don’t miss out!! I also want to trial a new system for the waiting line – last time people were lined out in the hot sun and I was concerned about that. When they tried to snug under my shade instead, the order got mixed up and tempers flared when kids were painted out of order. I was thinking of borrowing an idea from the deli counter and getting kids to take a number. It would also be a good way of tracking how many kids I’ve painted that day. My lovely postcards have come in from Vistaprint and the beautiful banner too, so I’m feeling very professional and set up now! Just have to go and pin some postcards up in a few locations to start advertising. 
It’s been a really lovely weekend for me, the intense despression has lifted at last and the fibro is easing… I have woken up three mornings in a row feeling happy to be alive! This is a wonderful thing. I’m going to be off on an interstate holiday soon so I’m hoping to get some more work done around my house and start catching up on the big load of admin and emails waiting for me before I go. It’s great to have things looking up again. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Developing the business…

  1. Hey thankyou 🙂 I do get paid for these by the organisers of the events, although I do some gigs free for charity etc… did one for the bad bushfires Vic a few years ago, to raise money for the Red Cross appeal, thinking I could do it again for the Queensland floods appeal now…

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  2. Hey thankyou 🙂 I do get paid for these by the organisers of the events, although I do some gigs free for charity etc… did one for the bad bushfires Vic a few years ago, to raise money for the Red Cross appeal, thinking I could do it again for the Queensland floods appeal now…

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  3. Wow, I can see how the chair and especially the board & numbers will be a GREAT improvement! I can picture myself, seeing your setup, and not wanting to “bother” you to ask your price, if I have too little money… But this sign says it all!

    On that note, I sincerely admire your big heart for giving away your talent to the community in such an awesome way. 😀

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