I am digressing though. I've been reading and Internet surfing allot. I keep coming across mixed media suppliers that only deal to wholesale people. I order allot of stuff from all over the World as I can't get it here or its just plain cheaper that way. Finding these wholesale only sites has my thoughts racing...should I dare to dream a little dream....maybe think big?....thinking I just may register a business name and start a small mixed media on line shop...stocking art/craft items and some unique things for mixed media and general creative pursuits. Stuff I make I could sell as kits with instructions etc from the site too maybe....thinking thinking.
Its taken me along time to come to realize I am a mixed media artist...I do use artist lightly as I do not have an arts degree but I use mediums for artists and mix them up...so maybe more of an Art Alchemist I suppose. HHHmm Art Alchemy or Alchemy Arts shop maybe??....all just thoughts....heck I don't even know how to make or know someone who makes a website...I shall have to have a chin wag with some friends who do this already and sus it all out. If any off you have some helpful hints regarding my big thoughts jump right on in OK :o)
As I have stated its my Mum's 80th birthday on Friday....me and my slinged armed took all day yesterday to slowly make her a card...well actually my right arm and the "third hand" tool on my desk made the card LOL. My Mum looks in here at times so I wont put the whole card up till she gets it herself but I thought I would show a sneak peak....the base of the card is rust treated card stock so I kept to the rustic colour scheme for my palette. The main image is a photo of my Mum as a teen...around 16yrs old I think holding my cousin. This is a photo taken last week with my Mum Nancye and my daughter Carlia...Mum is in Adelaide were my daughters live escaping her 80th birthday.
This is the photo of Mum I have used on her card...it was blurred and faded so I have cleaned it up a bit in Photoshop. I printed it onto sticky backed fabric..
As I am not allowed to drive at the moment so I'll get Tim (still can't believe my baby boy is driving!!!) to drive me to the Post Office when he gets home from school. I hope Mum likes her card and I shall show you all soon. Back to scanning more old photos in preparation for Mum's book I am yet to make. I have an ink stained hand from yesterdays fun...my hand is happy...I am happy :o)
hugs Annette In Oz...dreaming a little dream...