Friday, October 28, 2011

309:365:2011


One of the first things I remember consistently making... were cards.
Drawn, collaged... photos... I have done alot.

Cards... and works of paper in general... are one of the most affordable... yet.. intensely personal things you can make.
And how lovely to receive?!
These works can be so simple... or they can be extremely complicated. It just depends on how far you want to take something. From Iris Paper Folding... to stamping... to Gocco printing... the choices are endless. I even remember doing some fabu designs with a spirograph kit...

Anyway... I hope to explore some of these techniques in future posts... but in the meantime... have fun!

About the photo: I took this photo a couple years ago... and never did anything with it. When I was going thru my archives for a possible photo for this post.. .this one just jumped out at me. Why? Because when I was just a kid making cards... I always included a little "logo" on the back of them... (based on my maiden name of Appleby)... which was a little sketch of an apple and a fuzzy bee hovering by it.