Afternoon delight: conferences & creative solutions to bland business cards...

Jun 6, 2013 by

If any of you attended a SCBWI conference, and more importantly if it was your first one, you probably stressed out about whether you should take business cards along. I certainly did when I attended the Western Washington chapter‘s conference a few weeks ago here in Seattle. I wasn’t sure if it would seem presumptuous (after all, it wasn’t like being a creator was my actual job to be handing business cards out) or awkward. I finally decided that it might be useful just because you meet so many people and it would be easier to hand cards out without having to fish out bits of paper to scrawl on instead. I was in such a dilemma: how many should I take with me? Will it be a waste to print? What if I decided...

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The (re)cycle of life and art

Mar 10, 2013 by

Our household gets a lot of cardboard and brown paper bags. From deliveries to packages, there is no dearth of us running down and up, to and from the recycling bins in our apartment complex. Given that I’m already obsessed with not wasting paper, and working on pieces and scraps till I have no white space left, it was only a matter of time before I decided to give cardboard a go. It makes complete sense. I don’t need to buy more paper. You can use any form of dry or wet media on it since it it’s thicker than most papers and much cheaper than using canvas. Well, free actually in this case. And I love the rough texture and color; it makes for a more interesting base to work with. Why didn’t...

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