Produced in Jacksonville, Florida
Creation Date – February 2018
Artist – Johanna Lawson
Technique – embossed stamping and watercolor
INSPIRATION – Love
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say, but you can learn
How to play the game.
Nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved.
Nothing you can do, but you can learn
How to be you in time.
All you need is love.
Life can be tough, but when you are surrounded by the people you love and know that they love you – that is what life is all about. To celebrate this day of love, I want to take a moment to thank all of the people that love me and love my family. Your support and encouragement push me to be my best self. What better way to appreciate someone than to send them a card. One that was designed and crafted with love. This card is dedicated to all those people out there that have made a positive impact on my life.
This company’s mission is to create handcrafted, one-of-a-kind cards meant to be shared with those we love and inspire people to celebrate life’s special moments.
I use this #hashtag often when I post a new batch on Instagram and Facebook. These two words represent the mission of this company. Life is about making connections, and sharing special memories. When you send a card, not only are you sending someone a love note from yourself, you are sending them a love note from me. My art cards are meant to inspire creativity and capture life’s special moments.
Since the moment my daughter was born, my Gran, Juno’s great Gran (G.G.), has been sending her love notes following each visit. Juno has a collection of memories and moments captured in her great-Gran’s handwriting that she can read and relive again and again. These cards are a special gift that our family will always cherish.
This Valentine’s Day, send some love to someone you love. Capture a memory. #sendlove
To create these valentines, or love notes (I think they would make great cards for someone’s wedding), I stamped using Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. To see more about using embossing powder and creating an embossed image, please visit my last blog entry – Batch No. 3.
After embossing, I got out my watercolors and started painting. Each card is unique and hand painted. When I first started, I was testing out different variations. I tried painting inside the heart and outside. Both were pretty, but I ended up liking the simplicity of painting on the inside of the heart. Once the first application was dry, I went back and continued to layer the watercolor, adjusting the saturation.
The finished product and batch are meant to inspire us all to share our memories and stories with those that we love through written word. My hope is that everyone who receives a small • batch • card valentine will feel all the love and encouragement that went into it’s creation.
AT THE MARKET
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, small • batch • cards made its debut at the Riverside Arts Market and we were a hit! It was quite cold and very windy, but so many of my friends and family came to celebrate with me (it was my birthday!). I am so grateful for the love and support. I also met new friends, and a community that I am excited to continue to get to know. This is a great market and I am so happy to be a part of it.
I will be setting up a booth once or twice a month through the summer.
Here is a list of dates small • batch • cards will be at RAM:
May 5th & 19th
July 7th & 28th