Arting for 365 Day 156: Handmade Business Cards

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m going to be showing some work at a harvest festival this weekend and so will be spending a chunk of the week prepping for it. After creating yesterday’s piece (below), I realized I liked it fine, but that it might be better suited as business cards.

It was a few years ago that an artist friend of mine, Alissa, used scraps of her own work to create business cards. I thought it was a brilliant idea and I immediately stole it. I often use old works that I may not have loved but that I think could look good cut up. Each card is a tiny piece of original art that folks can take with them and I feel like the cards are a bit more memorable than the norm. Beyond that, I like the idea of re-purposing some of the old work I have laying around.

The process is a simple one:

1. Take any work you like, as long as the paper is pretty sturdy

2. Make a grid of 2″ x 3.5″ squares

3. Cut them

4. Hand write or print out (I use Avery brand clear labels) your contact info on the back

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