I spent all day Saturday figuring out, cutting and building my displays for Brantlers at Greenlake Chocolati Café. It is a small space so I wanted them to compact and easy to hang. Not hang them individually and add many more nail holes in the walls. I used some wood that a friend had given me ages ago.
I also wanted to add a way for folks to 'take a business card' if they wanted ... and added a bent nail and cup hook to accommodate cards. I decided to add a description, etc on another page, tacked it up like a 'wanted poster'. All and all I am very happy with them.
I finally! made a large Brantlers (10.5 inches) yesterday. I have envisioned this larger version for so long that I almost cried when I finished it. This was my vision! This is what I had wanted to do (only larger). It took me making many small versions, figuring out the process, making mistakes, putting the key holes in the wrong place, etc., to finally feel like it was time to tackle the larger one.
I made 4 large skulls but only had time to finish one. It was a full day and my legs are really feeling the 'standing on them all day' vs. 'sitting at the computer'.
I kept asking my family, "do you really think people will 'get' them", "do you think people will like them"? As anything project you look at and work on too long, you start questioning the final product.
I had my business cards and small tags made ... but decided not hang the tags on each Brantler.
I really have had a blast yesterday. Now, I need to focus on real work today.
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