Sunday, March 13, 2011
IT ALL STARTED......
It all started when I decided to take the extra time that I purposely set aside today to clean out my art studio and all the supplies, extra's etc. that I was "going" to put away later. My paper bin was an absolute mess. Full of large pieces, small pieces, torn pieces and things that did not belong there. That's as far as I got in the cleaning out process for today.
When it comes to beautiful, unusual and well, just about any kind of paper that can be used for art, I don't throw it out. As I began sorting all the scraps, I could feel myself settling into my happy place and the ideas just start flooding in. After a couple hours of sort, more or less, I emerged from my studio pretty happy and proud that I had accomplished something productive today. Was it cleaning up my studio? Sorting out my mess? No, but I did make these cute calling cards from some of my scraps. I am just about out of my business cards and I have been searching MOO for possible business cards. I did like what I saw and they have some amazing cards that can be printed with pictures of your art and just about anything you can
imagine to do.
This is fun and great way to use your card stock and paper scraps, and any little pictures you have cut out you didn't quite know what to do with. I added some little jewel embellishments and stickers that were not tagged for future use. It's a great way to dispose of some of your supplies while making something useful at the same time. I personally would love to have some calling cards from my artists friends!
I plan on inserting these along with anything I sell from my Etsy shop.
I actually did get my idea for the long skinny ones from the MOO site on their mini's. Easy to do and much better on the pocket book!
Now can you see why I had so much fun? So, when you decide to clean out, just remember, it's much more satisfying to answer the call to:
I do like Moo a lot and will probably use them at some point and time in the future. However, for me, it is just hard to resist homemade and making things your own, and why not? Throwing out scraps just didn't appeal to me and I think I managed to put them to pretty good use, not to mention that it was MUCH more fun than cleaning out my studio. Which is why I always go back to, "ART before CHORES" when the spirit moves you. I have to get it out of my system, THEN, I can whistle while I work!
Today is a good day. No complaints. I hope your day has been fruitful for you as well. As I reflect upon things going on all over the world this week, I am full of
gratitude for any "normal", "boring days" and I am hugging them all! Hugs to you too!
In prayerful gratitude, Kim ~*