Arting for 365 Day 255: Not Your Ordinary Valentines Cards

1/8/12Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

I’d decided awhile ago that it might be fun to make some Valentines cards. Typically I wait until the week of Valentines Day to start creating, because that is typically about the time I start thinking about it. But the boyfriend has kindly reminded me that it might be wise to start these sorts of things sooner. Apparently some people actually get a gift prior to the day before Valentines Day, and so I might want to be prepared. Yesterday, I decided it was time to follow through on his advice.

My aim was to create cards that were a bit off the beaten path and to also have fun with the things. I feel like I achieved both goals. The lettering isn’t perfect, but somehow that doesn’t bother me at all. It lets you know the cards were hand-crafted. I also like that the imagery and messaging runs from slightly sappy to funny.

If you’re in need of a Valentines card, I’m going to make prints of the designs and sell the cards in my studio and on Etsy. (If you’re near by and want to buy a few, contact me so we can avoid shipping costs).  Enjoy!

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Arting for 365 Day 155: Sunday Card Making

9/30/12Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Next weekend I’ve been invited to show my work at a local harvest festival. There should be quite a few people at the event and I always feel like any chance I’m given to get my work in front of an audience is a good one, so I’m pretty excited. On top of that, the festival should be a really great time – lots of fun people, delicious food and music.

I don’t have a super concrete idea as to how much space I will have though, and so decided it would probably be wise to start creating some smaller items to sell. Last night I pulled out business envelope scraps and markers and created a few of these bright, fun cards.