Last week I shared with you the first of two posts covering the design and construction of new custom print displays for my convention setup. As mentioned in the first post, I spent a lot of time designing, planning, and prepping for the construction of the displays. I didn't want to leave anything up to chance, which was one of the main reasons I created the cardstock mockup of the display. With everything planned and squared away, I purchased the wood and hardware, and it was time to finally build these much-needed displays.
This past weekend, I set aside the time and got to work. I typically shy away from these sorts of endeavors (for a myriad of reasons that I will not get into today). Still, after all options were exhausted to purchase or customize an existing display, I was left with building my own as the only avenue forward. In the end, making the displays I needed was the only real option, which took time to accept. I lived with the cardstock mockup for several weeks to think about it, make sure it was what I needed, and it was able to do everything I could ever need for the foreseeable future. Sometimes it takes time to process a project and mentally prepare for it. By the time this past weekend rolled around, I was confident that it was only a matter of going through the motions to see them completed. Much to my delight, I was correct. The first thing I did was cut all the wood into the components to make the four displays.
I can not wait to have them out at IX next month filled with my new fine art prints. While I currently only need three displays, I went ahead and made four. You never know when an extra display will come in handy, and I am building for the future. It is likely in the coming years that I will need to make additional displays, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
That's all for another exciting week on the blog. See you back here on Monday! Until then...