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Still making my hand painted cards. I love coming up with new designs. Though not realistic in terms of revenue, it’d be heavenly if I could make these all day.

Lately I have been filling my time (while my pet portrait layers dry) with painting swatches of canvas and attaching them to greeting card stock.

Here is my latest pet portrait…Mitzy. Awwwwww, such a cutie.

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And here are some of my latest sharpee and acrylic cards.


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And here shows my painting mounted on card stock.

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It’s a nice balance. Often I just bounce off the walls in my house, end up doing chores or God forbid I check Facebook ONE. MORE. TIME. while I wait for paint to dry, but having the cards to fill that gap in time is great. It also satisfies my longing to doodle more.

My new mantra from hence forth shall be… “More doodling, less chores.”

The Pet Portraits are taking over most of my time lately but I have a few projects in between to keep me on my toes.

I’ve  been selling greeting cards at our local CoOp, mostly prints of paintings I have made. As the holiday season approaches I start feeling extra crafty and have the urge to do more handmade cards like the ones seen on this post. So it occurred to me, why not do seasonal cards? Here is my first attempt.

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Who doesn’t love a sweet pumpkin in a pumpkin patch at night?

So I’ve become a tad obsessed with this whole card making venture. I just enjoy making them so much and I find each one of them to be so beautiful that I can’t seem to stop myself from making more.

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Only problem is I am selling them at one solitary store  and if I am going to keep making these, I suppose I need to branch out. Guess it isn’t really a problem as much as an opportunity for motivating. Yeah, let’s go with that.

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What better time than this rare snowy morning to finish up some of my spring inspired greeting cards.  March snowfalls always whisper to me that spring is almost here.  So in the stillness of the morning with my cup of coffee and view of snow lightly swirling around I got to work.

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After getting a dozen or so pieces of canvas cut I just added some sweet flower details…

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And mounted them to the cards.

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Quite a satisfying morning of creating. And after all my impatience for warmer days, a big thank you to Mother Nature for a last taste of winter and for helping me to appreciate the contrast of the seasons. My arms will be open all the wider when Spring arrives.

I’ve been trying to keep myself busy while the last of winter blows through my neck of the woods. Since I have been chomping at the bit to get in my garden, it’s more important than ever to stay busy.

I made some greeting cards way back over the holidays to give to friends and family and the leftovers went to the Co-Op. Since they have sold out (yay!) I am making more with all this stir crazy end of winter I want it to be spring fever time on my hands.

Here are the stages of development.

I will cut this canvas down to size and end up with sweet details which I will attach to 5 x 7 watercolor cards. I love how much the elements pop when the size in minimized.

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Now back to distractions and hoping the groundhog was right this year. Come on Spring!

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