Well, it finally happened. A week ago, I opened up an online shop to sell the cards I’ve been making.
If you’d like to have a browse, you’ll find it over here at Etsy in CardsByLynnAU.
Here’s a sample. If you see something you like, custom made orders are available on the site.
A couple of scratchings from photographs.
I’ve been slowly building up a stock of blank white greeting cards using a mix of linocut prints, cut out drawings, pen and coloured pencil.
By the end of this month, I hope to have a number of card sets (3 per pack) available online for purchase. It will be a test run, and given the amount of time it takes to make them, I’m expecting multiple short runs over time.
In the meantime, we’re off to Malaysia for two weeks, so where there’s wifi there will be daily posts and pics of our travels.
At it again, using photographs as the basis for getting dusty. I went a bit further today, deciding to add a touch of pastel colour, just to see what happened.
I’ve been wanting to get back to some drawing play and the kindest medium I know is willow charcoal. Why? Because it’s easily erased, is good for finger play and enables you to use an eraser for contrast.
Today’s attempt does bear some resemblance to the photograph. But in a sense, that doesn’t matter. What happens when you’re working with something like this is your brain gets to open up to other possibilities. It’s relaxing. And it’s also fun to get a bit messy.
It may be a messy medium, but charcoal is wonderful to work with when you’re learning. I love something that encourages you to make mistakes over and over again.
Hot off yesterday’s workshop and the invitation to experiment, I grabbed what was to hand this morning – mere butchers paper – and had a play. First, the big agave in the garden, then revisiting one of the Sydney life drawing pieces.