5 Jan 2011
My mum loved the last woven piece I made, which encouraged me to make some more. These little 4.5" ones are going to be thank you cards. They are backed onto a single piece of watercolour paper. I didn't have enough paper to make folded cards, but I quite like that these need to proped up: they feel more like little pieces of art work that someone will keep, rather than just cards that will be discarded after a week or so.
They are very labour intensive (I spent about 4 hours on these in total!) but I find the process very relaxing and rewarding. It's fun to see each piece take shape and become an object in its own right. I also enjoyed photographing them and seeing which angles captured the different textures and sparkles best.
They really reflect my style and aesthetic, which is unusual, as I rarely make things I feel happy with. It's made me consider whether this kind of thing would sell. I wonder if there is a market for them? Does anything like this already exist? There are so many people who make things that are much better than these, which makes me wonder if it's worth it. Perhaps I should make a few and see how it goes! Hmm.. we'll see. Ha!