Today I was fortunate enough to meet a lady who loves writing letters- my fiance’s aunt is a prodigeous letter writer. This was my first time meeting this portion of Asher’s family, so I wanted to have something special to give to his aunt (his grandparents were there too, but he had already come through with a gift for them, some of our favorite red wine, Cocobon, yum!).
I made 3 cards last night, and I am kicking myself for not getting pictures of all of them, they were my first as a part of this new adventure!
I have been making cards for as long as I can remember, for all kinds of occasions. My favorite to date was a card I made for an art school beau’s birthday, he was turning 33, and was currently obsessed with ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, so I made him a card that read ‘Close Encounters of the 33rd kind…’ with a drawing of him walking into the ship, led by a little alien with my haircut. It sounds crazy silly typed out, but I remember how funny he thought it was, and how happy I was that he liked it. It’s moments like that that made me realize how important it is for me to make things that people can enjoy, and connect with. People remember my cards years later, and I really cherish that, and want to share that with a larger audience.
Anyway, here are some snapshots of my first batch of cards, and the new studio I will be working out of starting on Monday! But before that, I am going on a lovely weekend getaway with Asher to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, as well as the 1 year countdown to our wedding, yippee!
The first card was a monogrammed sleepy owl, followed by a monogram design with cherry blossoms, and the third was an ink collage of sorts with stars and layers of colored ink.
I’ve admired to facade of this building for the past year, I always wanted to live in it, but I’ll take working in it anyway!
I love love love the art deco lobby! 2nd floor, going up bellboy! (I wish!)
This will be my station, it’s a blank slate now, but come Monday, I’m taking over! I can’t wait to begin work there, I will be sharing space with some truly talented illustrators, painters, and animators!