Sarah was the one that got myself (Krystal) into it. She took a few classes and started making different signs for her home and families' homes. I saw that she could make them and wanted to make them myself. We started making signs together and selling them on Facebook. We liked it so much and had so much fun making them together. We decided to not just make them to sell on Facebook but to do different shows. Sarah has since stopped making the signs and I enjoy making them so much I have continued. I work a very busy job in a kindergarten classroom and sign making has become my release and relaxation at night.
When I am not creating I am an ECE in a kindergarten classroom which keeps me really really busy! I also enjoy hanging with my other half Ryan and our puppy Ringer. We own 500 acres so we are always outside walking, riding four-wheelers or just enjoying nature!
I work in a room in my house that has a big window that looks outside. Love being able to see the outdoors and be creative." When asked how she occupies her mind while working, Krystal says, "I have a TV going in the background. I work better with background noise as I am use to it at work. A kindergarten classroom is never quiet. Usually have a show I have already seen so it doesn’t distract me."
look like I work on those ones first.
I do a lot of searching on the internet for wording on signs and I also look around at different signs in stores on how they are designed and I put them together and make them my own."
Krystal says the most difficult part of the process is "picking out colours for signs. I don’t always like to go neutral but picking colours that other people will like is very difficult as everyone has different tastes."
"I love when my signs speak to people. I hear 'that is so true'. Or 'wow I need that sign it’s me!' Or when they laugh because they find a sign funny. Those responses are always memorable ones.
I pride myself on making everything homemade and I am local. I also love making personal signs where people don’t have the vision but the words they want on a sign and I can put a vision to make their personal sign come to life. I enjoy making the signs -- it is relaxing for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this interview and come check out my booth at the December show or check out my Facebook page.
I sell on Facebook and they email. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/signdesign2 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can meet Krystal at 30 Craft Market on December 2nd, 2017 between 10:30 and 3:30 at Mark Street United Church (90 Hunter St East), and, December 9, 2017 between 10:30 and 3:30 at Sadleir House (751 George St N). Both shows are in Peterborough, ON.