Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tutorial: How to Make a Business Card Using GIMP

My husband says that I don't have spare time because I have a habit of creating projects! He's definitely right. My free time is filled with things like crafting, cooking, gardening, fermenting, and running a side business. All in addition to my full time job as a librarian! But what is life for if not to learn new things?

Something I'd always wanted to learn is basic graphic design. Not to do it for a living or anything, but so that I could make stationery, invitations, and other pretty things. During wedding planning, I realized that I didn't know how to create the wedding invitations I was imagining. I was very disappointed.

So when I started The Beaded Kusudama, I knew it was time to buckle down and learn. My first self-assigned project was to create my own business card. 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Seaway Valley Gathering of Artisans

At the Baie d'Urfé Curling Club

On October 18th and 19th I had the great pleasure of participating in my first craft fair at the 2014 Seaway Valley Gathering of Artisans in Baie d'Urfé. It was a beautiful, sunny space in a large red barn. I was sharing it with seven other artisants who did everything from woodworking and glasswork to knitting and photography.