Sunday, 14 September 2008

All things Moo

I have had such a great week, busy making, designing and orginising. My studio is now as of half an hour ago, sorted. That is until I start work tomorrow, but I'll photograph it as proof!

I had a commision for business cards to finish and my client who is a writer, wanted something different and memorable for their design. Straight away I told her about Moo cards and how you can have loads of different designs done in small runs. So we worked together and she opted for 10 of my photographic images. I am really pleased how they turned out and it really got me thinking about using all these images again. (more to follow)


I also got myself some Mini Moo cards and I decided that my blog banner is the direction I wanted to go. After 3 hours trying different layouts, fonts and colours I realised that the best yet was my actual blog banner, so I went for it.
After much deliberation I took the plunge and get my Dancers put onto post cards, and I am so pleased with how the came out. And the combination of these and the business cards really got me thinking about my other Etsy shop which has been neglected for the last 4 months.
One of the things about me, which I have spoken to you all about before is that I love doing different things. I love that I can make jewellery 3 days a week, cards 3 days and work on prints on a Sunday. Or have a commision for canvas art and them move on to graphic design work. In December when I set up the other shop, it just wasn't the right time. I still had a lot to learn about etsy and the jewellery market and needed a Christmas break! Now I am not saying that I have mastered it all, but I feel I can organise myself now and work with both my passions; beads and paper. So I am going to relaunch my other shop very soon, with cards, prints and other papery delights. I have lists and lists pinned above my desk on how and what I have to do and how I am going to manage my time and I am so excited!
What business plans or designs are keeping you awake at night?

17 comments:

sunnie_fairy said...

those moo cards are great! I also love the dancers...
I wish I could get my time managed! I admire your organization :]

LornaSmithStudio said...

the wonders of lists! Where would we be without lists. LOVE your new business cards and your postcards look amazing...what you going to do with them?
Just dreams of spiders keeping me up (more last night!).
Love L XX
PS thank you for the lovely comments on my blogXXXX

Lor said...

Your Moo cards looks brilliant with your blog banner on them - and the postcards look stunning too!

ALPHA TRINIDAD-SHANAHAN said...

'love your dancers on cards! i also to work on something new or fresh every time. so my subject for my paintings/drawings move from portraits to mugs to devotional art, etc. my worktable at the moment is full and chaotic. i am beginning to feel the necessity of having an assistant. for one, having online shops take much of my time off painting. and i have lots business plans and designs which keep me awake at night!
all the best to you...

Rowena said...

I love the way your banner looks on your moo card. Great and unique. I think I need to get me some of these, too. I once made my own business cards by hand, painted the background, drew in the cards, color photocopied them and then cut them apart. I kind of liked how it turned out. Actually, I've done it more than once. Maybe Moo cards would be simpler, though.

I am kept up by my etsy shop plans. I have been painting and painting, but all in my journal, afraid to commit to the big paper, the canvas.

It's hard trying to be a art business person when you are a full time stay at home mom with no help.

ei! kumpel said...

Love the Dancers post cards... fantastic!

Cathy said...

Glad things are going your way Laura. It is lovely when everything comes together. You must be a whizz at organisation. Love the design of your banner. Very simple but modern so the moo cards will be great I am sure.

Ben Mcfuzzylugs said...

Those dancers are really lovely

Wendy said...

Both the moo cards and dancers post cards look great! So exciting that you're relaunching your other shop :) I'm still wanting to get something printed on fabric somehow, someday.. :)

blazedanielle said...

I really like what I've seen from moo! What great cards Laura! So inspirational! :)

p.s. I sneaked some info about bits of elephants on my blog! Check it out!!

'fancypicnic' said...

Hi Laura! I popped over here from littlebird's blog...I'm so glad I did! A lovely blog...must blogroll you...and I love your banner. The moo cards look great with that image - perfect! Gorgeous flower photos xx

LauBel said...

Please, read my last post: there's an idea to help Earth to breath... thanks!

bunzi said...

lovely work!

mushroommeadows said...

wow. I love all your sets. They look beautiful all laid out like that! Good job! :)

Business plans that keep me up? Lately, I've been passing out at bed time. haha :)

Louisa Rose said...

hello, im new on here and i just wanted to say that all your papery things and your photography look beautiful! :)
take care

Doda said...

Lovely artwork!

Canvas Printing Online said...

Keep the good posts coming!