Monday, February 19, 2007

First Card (Midwest)

Hello, hello. Long time no post. I've been busy dealing with kids, weather, traveling husband, school events, etc. Even though my schedule has been super ultra busy, I've been stealing away for 30 minutes here and 45 minutes there to work on my soon to be new business endeavor. I'm calling my "company" Bee 13 Paper Goods. I set up email ( and will "do business" via that and my Etsy shop. I've even started a logo, but am not sure how I will use it. Maybe as a sticker.

I'm just happy to be thinking creatively about work-related stuff. I'm also getting to know my new Print Gocco. The image at the top is a two color print that I ran on 60 greeting cards. I sketched an illustration, scanned it, redrew it in Illustrator, played with color, ran separations which I then traced with the special carbon pens that come with the Gocco. I imaged screens from those drawings. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it was easy and satisfying. I've had a couple printing mishaps and learned a lot. I've made many sketches and designs on the computer, and have been researching packaging, pricing and shipping. I really have missed being busy with work especially the brainstorming part. I have a few freelance projects in progress and it is so fulfilling.

Anyway, I'm thinking about spring and new projects. Miss Laurie, what is up with you? Did you get that new freelance project? Will you post soon?

1 comment:

Queen Bees Amy & Laurie said...

I love the bird print! Nice color choices as well. It seems like you are really coming along with your Gocco. I am jealous. The effects you have gotten look really like water color edges on everything. It is very nice! Your logo and name are perfect! I like the look and color choice for that as well.