Saturday, December 12, 2009
After reading about DOONCARDS in an article on Facebook sent to me by a friend, I realized that I need to redesign my business card to include the urls of my blog/website/twitter.
My old card is for Catskillpaper, (shown here) which has a fun design that I use in my Etsy shop and on my website), but focuses on my antique papers and my collage cards. I may keep that for now (have to change email addy however as the one on the card is the one I use for my websites for all the junk that comes through them, and I sometimes miss emails that are important) but I need something more serious.
As my art shifts into a different direction I realize that it is now time for me to present myself mainly as a landscape painter and collage artist, with the cards and ephemera as an off shoot/side business.
Which leads to the question...how do I depict this on one card? I want to show my paintings, but I also want to show my collages as I also work in that medium too.
I could do a few things. 1) Design a business card that is two sided; one side has a lovely painting, the other an edgy collage. (both have the same site data) 2) Make two different cards; one for my paintings, and one for my collage art, and which card I hand out depends upon what the situation is. 3) Just pick one medium for heavens sake and lead them to the sites which will be a visual document of what I do?
For now I will keep my other cards (shown here) for my Etsy shop that sells mostly paper as I enclose them in orders, but I really want a strong card that shows me as a fine artist, not just a paper dealer.
So I am asking my friends, what do YOU think I should do? I really need some advice here.....so that I can start to redefining myself in a clear and creative way. I have a problem focusing in on things, and tend to go all over the place - a site for this kind of card, a site for a different kind of card, a site with art.... too much stuff, and rather ADD if you ask me.
SO Please either post to this blog, or post on Facebook......cause I need some help and I so value your advice
Patti O Confusion