Papel Picado, Invitation Stamps & Art Love
Our wedding invitations have all been made...the paper measured & cut, folded, glued, stamped & addressed. Now that the RSVPs are starting to come in, my daily trip to our mailbox is so much more exciting. Since I'm a printmaker, of course I wanted to print the invites for our wedding. I had custom stamps made by the ladies at Antiquaria-they turned out beautifully and gave me the look of letterpress without having to hand over the project to another studio. It took a long time, two ink pads, a lot of paper, and even more patience. Steven and I had a little assembly line set up in our dining room for about two months while I printed and we put everything together, together. Pictured are the RSVP cards, the last step in our invitation suite. I am happy to report that our dining room is now available for dining again!
The other bit of good news is, with most of the planning and big wedding craft projects finished, I am back in the studio, ready for a new year of art! I've made a handful of new mixed media watercolor paintings for Valentine's Day that are now listed in my Etsy shop. I've been working on two pieces at once to keep myself from getting stuck. So, rather than sitting in my red chair and staring at my art, pondering how to finish it, I'll just work on a second piece for awhile & go back to the first with fresh eyes. So far it's been working great, and keeping me very productive! I'm lucky to have time to be creative and do what I love.
My job as a painting instructor at a local art studio here in the city has been amazing-my work is to make art and my colleagues are talented and amazing! I am inspired every time I'm in Jennifer's painting studio. Two weekends ago, she and I went to an art opening at the Bright Shawl Gallery to see Rikkianne's art (another artist and friend from work) for the Junior Art League! We even got our picture in the paper (bottom, middle). Famous!