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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday... in my studio.

To be honest, I've been parked in my studio for days from morning to night.  Friday in my studio.  Saturday in my studio.  Sunday... in my studio.  I've been working on piles and piles of postcards.  Piles and piles...  I plan to have them at Waterfront in June!


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)

Happy Sunday!

3 comments:

HollyM said...

Wow, you do have your work cut out for you! I do love postcards too! They are fun to make (almost instant gratification) and fun to give and receive.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

great postcards! And that is how we met...you teaching a postcard class, me trying to be creative Ha!
(BTW ...do want any more of my scraps of buckram Do you use them for postcards? I have more, if you want them!)

Rhonda G said...

I love your work. I have never tried thread painting other then digitizing it in the embroidery machine. But I really want to give it a try someday. It looks very time consuming so I probably won't get to play with it until I've gotten some of these other projects done. But I love coming to your blog and seeing your work for inspiration.

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