Two years ago, I made my first postcards ever. They were a set of four - one of each season on the prairies. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time, but I naively entered them into the big Dimensions show put on by the provincial craft council. Shortly after that, I got my first rejection letter. : ) They were very kind. I still have it somewhere. The first line read, "Dear Ms. Kinner-Whalen, Thank you for being so brave." LOL It was terrific. I sold them in dollar-store shadow boxes for $30 each at the Centre Galleries just weeks later. Ever since then, I've wanted to keep making more. They are simple, quilted, with no fancy embroidery. I named the set, "Wish You Were Here".
|Wish You Were Here #1|
Now I have several dozen more. They will all be labelled "Wish You Were Here," with an accompanying number. Each one is different, and each one is special with some pretty aspect about it. They are a standard 4x6 and will all have be satin stitched along the edges. Waterfront Craft Fair is specifically for Saskatchewan Craft Council members and I was told it is free for first time artists. Sounds like a good opportunity to learn how to do a market.
I love postcards! They are addictive to make, very creatively stimulating, and always warmly welcomed in this day and age of e-mail, FB status updates, and tweets. : )
|Spring Bunnies, 2010 (swapped @ PostCard Cottage)|