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Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

Has anyone done the "spring fling" in Northville Michigan?

I am looking for a show to jump start spring- saw this one on zapplication, touting it is in its 37th year. And I know not much more about it. Have you participated? Have any thoughts or recommendations?

Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on December 30, 2015 at 2:43pm — 6 Comments

Baltimore Artscape - Has anyone done this one?

I keep hearing a lot of great things about this juried art festival.  But i live in Cleveland ohio, and this would be a sizable road trip.  I hear that it is always in the middle of July at one of the hottest times, and that the festival draws a good crowd.  My questions are these:

1. have you done this show?

2. if yes, what were the best things about the show?

3. if yes, what were the shortcomings?

4. Can you offer some recommendations about the event - location,…


Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on December 17, 2015 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

How do you find the balance, especially as we finish December?

We are disciplined time managers, planning production studio time carefully, and determining how much stock of our work to have on hand at any given time.  And we ramp up on stock starting in early fall, knowing the volume of business will spike near Christmas.  In spite of proactive planning i am sad to say the day before a show, or the week leading up to it we find ourselves sleep deprived, working day and night to just get ready, have enough on hand, and be able to well represent our…


Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on December 11, 2015 at 9:48am — 12 Comments

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