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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Have you thought about participating in a craft fair or art fair, but you don't want to spend much money up front on supplies?  I have only participated in fairs a few times [like I can count on one hand how many times] so I am no expert, but I thought I would share a few tips on how I came up with my art display with a small budget.

craft fair tips | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Tidewater Craft Fair Saturday, Oct 19th from 9am - 4pm at 501 Providence Rd. Chesapeake, VA  23325

We are moving deeper into the Fall season, and that means CRAFT FAIRS are scheduled all around town here in Chesapeake, VA so I thought I would join in the fun. 

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

princess painting | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art
I was listening to Pandora like I often do as I work in my studio, and the song from Plumb “Beautifully Broken” began to play.  The words just resonated in my heart, and I found myself replaying the song over and over while soaking it all in.
Life is full of hardships... unexplainable, unimaginable hardships, and it isn’t my intention to discuss the why’s behind the tragic storms that we face...

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5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Rae Dunn mug | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Playtime isn't just for kids, adults can benefit from play, and I'm sharing 5 reasons why you should incorporate play into your life.

Play can look differently for each of us...it could be experimenting with a new recipe, a family outing, going to your favorite store and trying on clothes with your besties, hitting the basketball court with the guys, etc...  As a creative/artist, play is giving myself permission to paint whatever and however I want without any expectations of the outcome.  It has been a long time since I allowed myself to paint without a plan, and it felt so good and free.  I feel like the painting testifies to that freedom.

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Painting With Gold Leaf | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Painting With Gold Leaf | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

A King Is Born | Gold leaf painting | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art
I painted with metal leaf and I liked it!  I think you will too because gold leaf adds a touch of elegance to paintings that is not only beautiful, but eye catching.  I love painting my Princess, Prince, and Crown paintings, but I was wanting to push the paintings further.  Isn't that what us creatives do?  I strive to always push myself towards growth by experimenting with new ideas as well as keep myself from getting bored with the same processes.  So when I saw that you can use metal leaf in paintings, I knew I had to try it.

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