Cards In the Mail

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My step-mother asked if she could turn my Christmas in Rhode Island etchings into Christmas cards for the upcoming season and I thought, what a great idea!

Since I was getting them made for her, why not try to sell them at the holiday shows I attend?  The original etchings I created were at a pretty high price point last year -mainly due to how labor intensive they are to create.  But a Christmas card can be plenty affordable.  I’m always trying to get some lower-price-point options at shows which is really hard to do when items are hand-crafted.  Hand-crafted=A lot of time.  Time=Money   ….yadda, yadda you know how it goes… so selling a print seems like a win-win.

Anyhoo.  The cards came in the mail today and I absolutely LOVE them.  My step mother said to leave space to sign them.  People loved signed prints and again I thought another great idea step-mom!  I will sign them for the holidays.   The color looks great, the paper is high quality…

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and I even got to add an “official mark” on the back side. I tell you…it’s the back of the card that made my inner-art-geek gleam!

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Well, since I was printing…I thought I might as well create a card out of this little “I love South County” Rhode Island gouache painting I did this summer.  It has all of the special details from our community.  It turned out cute as a button too.  (why chickens?  Our state bird is the Rhode Island Red !)

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I have been collecting vintage Czech glass buttons for sometime now.  I actually get them shipped to me from Czechoslovakia.  Many range from the 1930’s-50’s.  I pulled them out because for Christmas I am going to de-shank them and turn them into pretty necklace pendants…  I’ve begun and I’m already very excited with the progress…

So that’s the quick update.  I’m working on mugs in pottery too… I shall have more to share next week.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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3 thoughts on “Cards In the Mail

  1. love it !! the cards, glass buttons et al…..
    could imagine you making a new series of xmas cards each year.
    love your good eye, steady hand, and creative heart !!

  2. hi mary, love the cards and glass button/pendant idea. i’d love to plan a coffee date soon. maybe thurs or friday of next week? xxo

    On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM, Be Creative Mary wrote:

    > becreativemary posted: ” My step-mother asked if she could turn my > Christmas in Rhode Island etchings into Christmas cards for the > upcoming season and I thought, what a great idea! Since I was getting them > made for her, why not try to sell them at the holiday shows I attend? Th” >

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