Wednesday, July 28, 2010

collectable postcards


I've been creating some more postcards for my collectable range.



Using up some of my lace and scraps of fabric I can't bare to throw out.


SOLD -thankyou


They are fun to make, and I often think it would be nice to be given one of these,
especially when most of what I've used is vintage!



Unfortunately, after I've finished making them,
I want to keep them all for myself :(



But they will probably all end up in my Etsy store
for who ever is lucky enough to find the little treasures.



Do you get attached to the art you create?

Carole :))

28 comments:

Deb said...

Carole, you do need to make sure you keep at least one for yourself. Far too often we make beautiful things then give them away. Why should others get all the pleasure from beauty you have made.

Mrs A said...

Your journals are gorgeous, also you did very well at the fundraiser, all those things for only $8, i think i would have spent a lot more!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Hi, I'm with Deb, you need to keep at least one for yourself. For the beauty and to remind yourself of your creative journey. Yes, I too get attached to my artwork but certainly lately I seem to be making things as gifts so I have to give them away but I promise myself I'll make more but just never enough time :)

Bunty said...

They are gorgeous Carole - if they are still available, I would be interested in either the first or third one. :) So pretty.

Barbara

Ati. said...

They are precious. I can imagine that you will keep them for a while.
I have that too.
When something just is finished and I am very happy with it, I want to keep it forever :)
But after a year or two and many items further I can give it away with a smile :))

Heloise said...

These are lovely. I think it is much harder to let things go that have been made with vintage or old fabric that has more meaning. I like the quotes that you have used.

bad penny said...

these are beautiful Carole. If I know it's to be given away or swapped I'll make it especially for that - otherwise I keep !

jenny said...

These are beautiful Carole, love that vintage lace...I think I agree with Deb...when you love one of your creations so much that you don't want to part with it, hold onto it and enjoy...
Jenny

Jenxo said...

Just beautiful Carole, hang onto one or cant you choose :)

TheaM said...

hi Carole, love your lacy cards - you do lovely work - and yes, I would have a very hard time selling or giving away such beautiful creations!

*jean* said...

beautiful cards! and yes! i get very attached...kimmie at art in red wagons calls them art babies...i totally get that.

La Dolce Vita said...

well no wonder you get attached, they are so gorgeous!! I occasionally fall in love with something and have to keep it, but usually I think of my creations as children and I want them all to go out and find good homes!!! LOL!!

Sharon said...

These are precious. I wouldn't want to part with them either.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I must admit that I rarely get attached to anything I create. However, having said that, I don't think I'd be able to part with these. I think my interest in creating is just that - the creating. The end result just isn't that important. I realize that about myself and the things I do make are generally done for gifts or to fulfill an order.

Linda said...

Yes, I have art sitting around that I can't bear to part with. Oh...I know...let's ask Patty that question! Yes, I would like to be given one of those postcards you make, too!!! But...I'll watch Etsy.....sigh...

Bunty said...

I'm sorry I dived straight in this morning about being interested in one of your beautiful postcards that I never even answered your question!

I nearly always get attached to whatever I am making and if it turns out really good, then there is no way I can part with it. It is very tricky parting with artwork you have grown very fond of.

Barbara

Julie said...

Beautiful Carole, you need to keep one at least.

Rhonda said...

Oh Carole, you bet I get attached to my art. I always say I'm going to make me one and never do.

Your postcards are fabulous and soft looking. Great work.

Joan said...

Your work is lovely Carole.

Kayjay said...

I do love your ideas Carole. I have now inherited all my auntie's doilies and hankies and I would love to do something with them.

Catharina Maria said...

They are wonderful Carole !
The first one with some blue in it , i love this card the most !
Love ♥RINI♥ the Netherlands

Cynnie said...

What wonderful work you do...I love your blog and your kute kitty kats..........tooo adorable!!!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful work DP! lovely combination of lace and fabric, love them all too!

Dogwood said...

Those are the prettiest fabric postcards. Oh, how I love them. All those great muted colors and lace. I am drooling and really love your artwork. Dogwood

Linda said...

Ooooh they are luscious Carole ....very covetable. I especially love the buttons and flowers on the first one.

Nathalie Thompson said...

The last card is AMAZING! You spread on the lace thick as icing!
Bravo for fearlessly using something so rare (I haven't found any "new" lace lately :)

I am like Cat (Dolce Vita)-- I send most of my art into the world to find a home elsewhere. And I hope my own kids to the same! I don't want 23 and 24 year olds still living at home, sitting on my couch watching TV and leaving their plates and glasses on the coffee table for me to clean up!

There is always something new to create. Better and different than what you did before.

The Rose Room said...

they are gorgeous! Rachaelxo

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Carole~
Those are extraodinary pieces of art!
I love their worn look so very pretty!