A card through the post is something to look forward to, appreciate and remember long after the event. I am not talking about the cheap cards you buy in the discount store, but ones that have been created by an artist or maker and chosen with care to send a loving message to the recipient. Perhaps even framed afterwards.
This all came about when artist and designer Sarah Hamilton saw the quote:
“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card‘ we’d still be open”
This is so sad and I have now resolved to buy a card whenever I see one I really like and not rush out at the last minute (just before final posting date) to buy one that will “have to do”. Will you do that to?
What do you do with all the paintings you finish! In principle sell them, but that does not always happen quite as often as we like to believe from reading social media sites (they are so inspiring though!) My older are stock is piling up because as I have progressed I no longer like them and I don’t see why anyone else would!
A lot of my paintings I print to make my greetings cards and notebooks, but I recently decided to try something new. Images can go on many things these days can’t they. I set about investigating possibilities.
I had to choose one image and have that printed on a variety of media for me to decide what I liked. I only wanted a very small run so this was ideal. I chose my donkey painting because I thought this could look good on the different articles.
This is the range of items I received back. What an excitement and very pleasing to see him reproduced so well.
Donkey printed items – bag, tea towel, mug, coaster, place mat. fridge magnet and key-ring
After that it was just a matter of deciding what I wanted to order and what other paintings I wanted to use…….. more later.