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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Save the Date Season!

I used to think there was only one season to our business....Wedding Season. Just like an accountant has Tax Season, there was usually a basic "start" and "end" time to the busiest part of our year, usually March/April thru about Aug/Sept. After September, jobs would still come in and usually for place cards for the weddings we did earlier but it wasn't nearly as busy. Now, I'm finding there are actually several different "seasons" Letter Perfect Design services, allowing us to extending our "busy season" almost year round.

The first of the year usually brings a big rush of invitation purchases, as engaged couples start buying their invitations for upcomig weddings. That is immediately followed by our busiest time, computerized calligraphy for envelope addressing, or the official "Wedding Season" for us. Toward the end of the summer, we are doing just as many place card orders as envelopes as fall brides are nearing their wedding dates. With a lull in the action as the beginning of school approaches, Letter Perfect starts to gear up for Christmas Card envelope printing with Save the Date season right on it's heals, bringing us full circle.

Speaking of Save the Dates, Carlson Craft has come out with some really great Save the Date designs, especially for those budget-conscience bride and grooms! They range from cool Post Cards to magnets, with hip, contemporary and classic designs available.

Carlson Craft Gold and Mocha

Carlson Craft Chandelier Save the Date

Carlson Craft Seal The Date

Carlson Craft Tropics Save the Date

Our services are available and supplied year round - it's interesting to actually see the breakout of each of the seasons and how far Letter Perfect Designs has come in supplying new and different options to our clients.

Enjoy your season, whenever it might be!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Watercolors....my fav!

Recently, I had the pleasure of printing some place cards for a client and I absolutely fell in love with the design that was printed on the card -

I have always loved watercolors....ever since I saw my first Georgia O'Keefe painting. Her view of the American Southwest and what she could do with a brush and paint just blew me away. Seeing this card convinced me that I needed to attempt to create some watercolor designs and test my capabilities.

I've recently gone back to school to actually get some "book knowledge" on the craft I've been immersed in for the last 5+ years and it's been great. The design above gave me inspiration to try my hand at a watercolor daisy....simple and still very rudimentary, but it's a start.

Trying to control the pen and tablet on a computer is a little more tricky than using paper and pencil - you don't quite get the same fluidity. It doesn't help that my tablet only measures 5"x3.5" but, practice, practice practice! I'm having a blast learning, trying new things. Now that I know watercolor is the medium that I want to explore, I'm eager to continue because I have a focus and a goal. It's always been hard to start working on something because I was never sure where to start. I have the medium, the tools and the ambition....bring it on!