Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Calling Cards and Leaving on a Jet Plane

A few months ago, I ordered a set of custom business cards from the amazingly talented Delila Jemaiel of Sepia Art Studio. I was so delighted with them and love the sweet and dreamy quality she gave each one. Delila has made well over 100 custom business cards for others and has a keen appreciation for the smallest of details - a trait that just makes my heart sing. I love shopping at both her etsy store and her online shoppe. What a talent!

I am being a bad girl today and blowing off the gym in lieu of last minute packing for ArtFiberFest. Why is it so hard to pack for these events? I know it's crazy but I feel this strong compulsion to bring everything in my art room, knowing that I'll never use it all and that it's slightly insane to haul it all across the country anyway. Ninety-nine percent of the time I don't finish my projects at the retreat (I'm a slow worker.) so I can find that perfect button or piece of trim when I get back home. I guess it's like going to the first day of school: I want to be prepared and have all my colors sharpened and all my erasers in a row. As a newbie, I'm still trying to figure this all out. But, I have been observing how others (the seasoned retreaters) seem to bring less of everything but just what they need. I think it helps to know what you might like to make, at least in terms of color schemes or themes so you can hone in on what you bring. That being said, I'm sure I won't have a couple of the necessary items on my list, but as long as I remember to bring my toothbrush and underwear, I'll survive.

Thank you all so much for all the baby love you've sent my way! I had a big smile on my face when I was reading your sweet comments.


jessi nagy said...

cute cards!!! have a great trip. see ya soon 3 weeks and countiong.

Valerie said...

Ok. These are so lovely, how are you ever going to give any away???