Hi all and welcome to my BLOG! Yes, I have joined the ranks of bloggers everywhere. I think noone is more surprised than I. :-)
The reason for this is my new years resolution! I have been playing around with crafting of all sorts for years. People tell me I should turn pro but I look around at others' designs and think there is no WAY I could do something that amazing.
Then a few weeks ago I was an audience member at a radio show recording. They interviewed a very successful singer/song writer. He said years ago he was given some good advice on how to become a great song writer... learn a million of other people's songs! Of course! I can apply that to crafting too... If I study a million designs from other artists, think of what I will learn.
So this year, I resolve to make... maybe not a million, but 500 cards. I consider this an artistic journey... or maybe an amateur athelete training to go pro. :-) Either way I figure I can't lose... I will learn a ton and by blogging my experience and attempts I will hopefully get much valuable feedback.
Here are my rules:
1. I can copy others' designs... this is actually encouraged! That way I can learn new techniques and try things I never would have thought of. Of course, I will follow any other designers rules for use of their art and I will give full credit where credit is due.
2. Each card does not have to be an original. If I make a set of 5 identical cards as a set, I get to count all 5 towards my 500!
And that's basically it! I am really excited. I hope at the end of this I will know for sure if I have the 'right stuff' to make this more than just a hobby. And I look forward to meeting some new people and learning SO MUCH!
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see a lot of you as you come back to see my latest cards in 2009!