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Fun with Cards


I’ve been having so much fun designing cards today, I wanted to share some of my work with you:

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A Set, Perhaps?

A Set, Perhaps?

Love On!

Love On! Inspired by my son’s Rainbow Toast Day at school.

Did you make cards as a child? I always did – I don’t think I bought a card from a store until I was in college, and that would rarely take place. Those handmade cards had “ARTMART” drawn on the back. Now, my line is “Free Range Artisan”, but I’m grateful that I still experience great delight in making something for someone very special.

My favorite moments at markets take place when someone says, “Oh, this is perfect for _____.” I love knowing where my pieces are going and LOVE it when people return to tell me how gifts were received. It feels particularly special when someone chooses a card, because written correspondence means a great deal to me.

I have several boxes full of cards from special people in my life: cards of celebration, of support, of thanks… They record the important and special moments in my life while bringing back wonderful memories. Electronic communication has its place, but I hope cards and snail mail remain.

Mail On!

– Free Range Al


See something you like on my blog that isn’t in my store? The “contact the shop owner” option makes it possible to arrange a custom order.


Winding Down, Starting New


I participate in our local Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, and I enjoy the opportunity to interact with customers. The heat is not something I care for, but there are truly worse things in life. It’s silly to commit to complaining about standing under a big umbrella surrounded by gorgeous fruits and vegetables and pleasant people while selling one’s creations, so I won’t go on about that.

I had some time to sketch during the market, so some new design ideas are brewing…

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I’d like to create some more greeting cards similar to my Joy postcards in the days to come:

Although a more reasonable expectation might be that I produce a finished piece in the weeks to come, because I’ll be out of town Tuesday through Friday. Still, there will be time for sketching, and I’ve come to embrace those moments!

Creatively Yours,

Free Range Al