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  1. Out of my Comfort Zone... And into Hull Print Fair


    A few months back I had the idea to push myself out of my fortress of solitude (slight over exaggeration but hey ho) and sign up to have a stall at a local fair. I know it doesn't sound very outlandish but it's something that terrified me, meeting people face to face and seeing the scrutiny of my work first hand filled me with anxiety. I nearly dropped out last minute, but the reality is I'm SO glad I did it. 

    Here's my lovely colourful stall. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. This was my first attempt at anything like this, so this amatuer done pretty good if I do say so myself...

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair 2017

    I loved having a stall, it was like playing shop in the best kind of way. Speaking to people was just amazing and when someone decided to buy I was beaming with excitement (though my default is excited so I guess it wasn't hard!). 

    I've always said I design to have a positive impact on others and this experience was incredible for seeing that first hand - people actually loved my work - can you Adam and Eve it?! So I want to say thank you to everyone who bought from me on the day and spoke to me. Please share your purchases, I'd love to see them in their new homes!

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair

    Kerry at Paper Joy UK Hull Print Fair

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair Stall

    Orders from Hull Print Fair

     A LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT *sound the trumpets*

    So thrilled was I to get out and sell my wares I've signed up to do another! On Sunday 19th November I'll be joining the guys at The Creative Lab to take part in Humber Street does Christmas with lots of other talented folks. Hope to see you there! 

    Christmas at Humber Street Market



    Feeling inspired to do your own stall? 

    Being found online is increasingly impossible for small businesses and I can't believe I've never thought of doing a fair before. So if you're a small business and feel like you're failing, please don't...just get yourself out there. To feel your creativity is appreciated by others is the perfect fuel in your belly to keep going.

    I've created a little Stall Holder Guide to help other creatives taking the leap outside their comfort zones. 

    CLICK HERE to download it. 

    Kerry - Paper Joy UK

    SHOP the art prints at... NotonthehighstreetEtsy or my Website

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  2. Buy-a-print-and-plant-a-tree-banner-by-Paper-Joy-UK

    Drumroll please...a big happy announcement is coming.

    From now on, every art print bought through Paper Joy UK will have a portion of the sale donated to Trees for the Future. Every donation will be enough to plant one tree, therefore - buy a print & plant a tree. Isn't that amazing? I've been thinking of ways to spread more happiness through my art prints and this has been something I've wanted to do for a long time. 

    With some careful research, I chose this initiave as I think it's important given all my products use paper that I try to offset the balance and reduce my carbon foot print, whilst also giving every customer who buys a reason to smile even more. So if you're a customer buying a gift you can also give the gift of a tree. Even if you're buying for yourself (why not eh?!) you're making you happy and making the planet happy. It's a feel good fest all round. 

    The long term goal is to have lots of prints that have a portion of proceeds going to charities of all types. Do you have a charity you think I should design a print for? Or know of a charity close to you heart you'd like to tell me about? Comment below and let me know. 

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    Kerry - Paper Joy UK

    My Not on the High Street SHOP

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    Find out more about Trees for the Future here.