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Beech Tree Leaves, New Business Cards, NWA Boutique Show

I haven’t taken the time lately to make a blog post. I’ve been busy getting ready to bring my artwork to the NWA Boutique Show coming up in Rogers. Today I’m printing and cutting the 8 x 10 prints. If I’m very efficient with my time, perhaps I’ll get to the packaging of prints and notecards today, too. The autumn colors are winding down, or rather, blowing away. But there’s one of my favorite color sources still going strong even while the rest of the trees are calling it quits. So at the end of this post, I have a little video to show you how beautiful the beech tree leaves are.

New Business Cards

I make new cards every year, but usually I order them online. This year, however, neither of the companies I normally use had the cardstock I wanted to use in stock. So I printed my own. When I do events, people ask for cards even if they’re not going to buy anything. This is great, because maybe one day they’ll find their way back to my art. But a lot of them just want a little piece of the art to take home with them, even if they can’t buy any of what I have on display. And this is great, too. I love sharing these Ozark colors with my mini-prints on business cards.

A photograph with the beech tree leaves nearly made it onto one of my business card designs this year, but I decided against it in favor of artwork instead. The one that is easiest to read and looks more professional is the one with the mushrooms. I just decided to have a little fun with digital graphics on the second one, and since I was going to print them myself, I printed some of those, too.

NWA Boutique Show

This is coming up soon on the 18th and 19th, and I still have a lot of preparations to do. It’s an indoor show, so it won’t matter so much to the booth itself if it rains. I hope the crowds still come out if it does, though. While I’ve done a lot of smaller events, I’m still learning how to set up and prepare for the larger types of venues. This will be the largest event I’ve ever done and I’m looking forward to setting up and decorating my mini-shop within the larger space. While it’s not specifically an arts and crafts show, I hope I’ll find some customers! Eventually I’d like to do a large event specific to art, but I haven’t found any nearby to try out. If you know of any, let me know!

I still have a few tickets to give away for general admission. If you’re local, or will be near Rogers, AR that weekend and want to attend, let me know. I’ll mail them to you next week.

Beech Tree Leaves

And finally, to cap off my post, here’s a photo of the tree, and a very short video capturing the beauty of the beech tree leaves. This tree lives down our road and every year I wait for it to reach the glowing point. Autumn is my favorite time of year to get outside and wander. This year I haven’t had a chance to do much of that. But here’s one of my older posts featuring photos Wild Ozark landscapes in late November that you might enjoy. There’s also a photo of a beech tree after the glow is done in that one.

When everything else is turning brown and leaves are blown away, the beech tree leaves are just getting going!

Take a Moment to Relax and Enjoy the Beech Tree

Relax for a moment and enjoy the leaves falling in slow motion:

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