Things have been busy, busy, busy over in this part of the woods! For starters--I finally got around to making these sweet little Thank You, or "Merci!" cards for the shop. Very excited to have them out in the world and out of my head. It was getting crowded in there.
They are 4.25" by 5.5" and are printed onto pretty, lightly speckled ivory cards (with rounded corners). They're flat, so the back is blank for your charming message to the recipient. You can find the set of six cards here, and the individual cards here!
(As a side note: I poked around online a while back trying to find the origin of the paper moon photographs--and there are TONS of them--check out my flickr favorites for a bunch--but no one seems to know why it stuck like it did. It appears to have been a song first? Anyway--my research was far from exhaustive so if anybody out there knows anything about them, I'd love to know more!)
I really don't know why these took me so long--I've been in semi-desparate need of thank you cards for months and months and of course I wouldn't buy any because I knew I wanted to make these.
Anyway--here they are! Whew.
I also finally made some tags for my original homemade items--and their bottoms...
This picture makes me laugh :)
I've discovered this 'canvas paper' which has caused my brain to explode a little bit. I love this stuff. It's given me 89,000 new ideas. Like this, for one...
It's a little mushroom sticker using the canvas. The great thing about the canvas is that you can also sew with it, so something like this little sticker (about 3" by 3") can also be sewn on like a decorative patch onto bags or backpacks or quilts or whatever (and you can find them here!)...and I do have other uses in mind which I can't show you until I'm done with them as I'd like for them all to have their debut at once...but...here's a little sneak-peek :)
There's a little character I'm working with in my head that is about to see the light of day and a closer look at the picture above will tell you a lot about her.
But I must mention that strangely--the joy and sheer pleasure I've gotten out of drawing mushrooms (and I've been drawing a LOT of them) has been so deep and wonderful. Who knows why but not only do I find them incredibly beautiful in the strangest of ways to look at, and don't even get me started on how fun it is to find them out in the woods, but the act of drawing them is also incredibly (and surprisingly) satisfying. I can't wait to show more of this series of things...!!
A lot of my recent activity flurry has been because not only is pilot season quieting down audition-wise, but also I'm just over-the-moon excited about a new creative venture that I will describe in detail in a later post. For now I'll just say it has to do with these two words: women and co-op.