Space it out in preparing for major event

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Trinity Brown creates and sells jewelry – often a lot of it – at the Mint tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

At a recent Mint workshop, she shared how she sometimes has procrastinated on finishing work, adding the hooks to earrings the night before the fair and created many pieces in the final days beforehand.

This year, though, she is getting ahead, ordering jewelry making supplies easier. She is setting aside some stock specifically to sell to Palmer Park Art Fair patrons on June 1 and 2, and will not post it online ahead of time. (She sells on her website and on Instagram and Etsy too.)

“Give yourself some time” to create art for a major event, she told Mint Learn and Earn artists in her Teens Teaching Teens segment.

“Space it out” when you’re creating art.

Avoiding last minute preparations sounds simple, and it will give artists time for special commissions and other serendipity that shows up two days before a major show.

– © Vickie Elmer, 2019 for Mint