I have wanted to do notecards all my life as a job. Do you know the saying "Never let go of your Dreams"? Well, it's true. I am now creating note cards for a business. I am loving it!!! This design above is called "5 Chicks on a log" and it is part of my larger series about chickens and the "What the Cluck!!" series- which includes greeting cards as well as other items.
I have T-shirts on zazzle with my
"What the Cluck!" designs. but I digress.....
When I was younger, just first married, I was hand drawing all of my christmas cards for my friends and family-there was no computers or handy printers. They were very primitive and not very polished but many of my family still have some of my original christmas cards. I have now been creating them for over 30 years!!!!! I originally sent my ideas to greeting card companies all over the country only to be shot down everytime. Not one got sold. I sent them again and again, finding as many card companies as possible. They just didnt like them. But I still kept on creating because I knew I still wanted to be a greeting card artist. Now I create as many cards as I can and use my computer to help design and sell them. I have over 150 designs so far and climbing. I have the 4 webstores to prove it:) I get such a kick out of making them. I paint with watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil or oil and combinations of those mediums and create my artwork for cards. I sidetracked for many years doing other areas of art but have come full circle back to greeting cards. It is such a wave of relief to know I was on the right track all along. I am going to look for stores in Naples and around Florida to sell my work as well.
|Nantucket Antique store- pen and ink card blank inside|
I usually do a series of cards-such as my 6 set of cards showcasing Naples Fl area attractions, or my set of Country Benches- as that way I get all my ideas for that subject(s) out at one time, then I move to the next subject. They range from pen and ink drawings that are representational to comical whimsical fun art.
|Daddy's Home - Father's Day card|
I am having way too much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!