The Art of Handmade – art print note cards

When I worked in a corporate office, there was an occasional brochure mock-up or logo presentation board to put together, but most of my time was spent in meetings or in front of a computer screen.

I enjoy making things with my hands.

It was no surprise that when I started painting again, the graphic designer in me took over and soon I had files of note cards ready to print; complete with crop marks for trimming. I researched and found watercolor paper suitable for printing, gathered a collection of X-Acto knives & metal rulers, set-up a drafting board and started creating. I really enjoy the tangible aspect of printing, cutting & folding cards, and find it a rewarding outlet for sharing my art.

Art Print Note Cards

WhiteDaisy3Art print note cards a perfect for sending a happy hello or giving as a gift. I produce all the art print cards in my home studio. They are printed with vivid, archival inks on heavy watercolor paper. Note cards come in sets of 5, and are blank inside.

Custom orders are always welcome.

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Hand Blown Glass – handmade Halloween


Halloween is also our wedding anniversary – a very special day! Our wedding was full of handmade decorations, and every year we try to add something new to commemorate. Here is our find for Halloween 2013, its the perfect pumpkin!

Midnight Harvest

Hand blown glass pumpkin by Jessie Chesbrough
[ Jessie Chesbrough on Etsy ]

Art and Inspiration for My Birthday

I recently celebrated my birthday, and for the first time in a very long time, I bought myself a little something. There are so many awesome artists I’ve come across while browsing Etsy, and this little embroidery art is from one of my absolute favorites – Sarah Hennessey, Sometimes I Swirl.
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I admire the free-spirited style of her work, and I love the tactile quality of hand-embroidery. My little hoop hangs on the wall where I can see it and be inspired by it each day.

Sarah also offers pen & ink drawings and prints of her swirls: