I made this new cyanotype sun print with two gorgeous, big feathers. I love how the feathers turn out with this process, they are always so ethereal and lovely. I made the original print in my backyard last week when the sun was strong, which has not been happening a lot lately here in Minneapolis. When the sun does come out, my immediate thought is always, "I can make cyanotypes!" This was my first experiment with the painterly edges and I love how they turned out! Applying the light sensitive chemistry can be a little tricky and can lead to interesting and inconsistent effects, which can be exciting and frustrating. I'm going to keep experimenting and making more prints with this kind of edge and will share them as I make them. There are now some 8x10 fine art prints and greeting cards of this available in my Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/emmakfreeman. Happy Spring and Happy Friday, everyone!
I made a new greeting card for those of us who love (or hate) to get together and talk about our feelings but know it's worth doing. This could be a card for someone who has withdrawn from you because of challenging things in life and you want to reach out or it could be for a friend or a partner who you love to talk about feelings with while drinking coffee or wine. This card is available in my Etsy shop here.
This new greeting card is now available in my Etsy shop! I made it because, well, life is stupid sometimes and it's nice to have a card to send to someone when crappy things happen to show support. You can find this card here!
This year, I have been working hard get all of my ducks in a row to try to grow the wholesale side of my business. I took a fantastic online class called, "Sell Your Products to Retailers" on Creative Live taught by Megan Auman that taught me a lot about best practices. I made a list of the local places that I thought would be a good fit for the products that I make and started to reach out. One of the places at the top of my list was Lakewinds Co-op, where I shop a few times a week near my house. They loved my greeting cards and are now carrying some of them in their three stores around the Twin Cities! Yesterday, I went in to do some shopping and saw my cards on the rack and got so excited, what a cool feeling and wonderful momentum to keep reaching out to more places. You never know who might say yes! You can see my full line of greeting cards in my online shop.