Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Assembly Line

Over the last two weeks, I've timed myself on how long it takes to do one part of making a card, but 6 times. I've added up all the minutes, and it ended up taking about 2 hours to create these 6 cards, for the most part identical:

Inspired by the card I made for my mom for her birthday, I thought these would be good things to sell on and at craft fairs. I think they turned out so fun. I plan to make a series of these and then sell them individually or in bunches.

Please participate in my poll to the right about how much you'd pay for one of these cards.

Meanwhile, in an assembly line of a different sort, for the 6 Degrees of HLM International card swap, I've started working on the ten cards I plan to swap. Below is a teaser of the papers I'm using. Hmm... what will they become? I can't wait to share! Postmark deadline is coming up in just over 4 weeks, so hopefully you're off to a good start too.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Old Into New

The time is now to start teaching. So Wednesday I developed 4 classes that I could teach.
  • Sewing cute aprons
  • Cardmaking with collage
  • Fabric-lined boxes
  • Paper piecing: Not just for quilters
Through the City of Fort Collins, I can hopefully teach some or all of these this summer. I'm very excited by the idea! Meanwhile, I thought I'd best practice making the stuff I want to teach. It's been over a year since I covered an old box up to make it pretty, and I had one on my shelf that was super ugly, holding aprons. So I made this out of it!

I've been spending some of my art time actually moving in more to my studio (y'know, upacking boxes from our move in October, moving storage off the floor and paper away from the windows, etc). Here's how one of my shelves is looking so far. Oooh, I spot antoher box that could stand being covered!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Not this time

Just a short update: I didn't get accepted into the art show. Apparently, this is the biggest turnout they've had in their 5 years of the show. They had 150 works to jury, and in the end they chose 40 to be featured (less than a third). I'm not surprised that I didn't get in, since when I went to turn my piece in, I got to see some of the stuff I was up against. And it seems that the program is focused a little more on arty science than it is sciency art. I am really glad that I put myself out there, and proud of the piece I submitted. It felt like it represented me and my style really well. So, onto the next challenge!