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in the studio :: postcard designing

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! So I have a question for all you creatives. Do you embrace the need to push yourself creatively into areas that you feel vulnerable? I find it’s easy to get comfortable with something you’ve worked at and practiced. It’s so hard to step out and do something that doesn’t come naturally to you, and as artists, it’s hard to put your work out there.


I stepped into some uncomfortable territory this week when I designed some postcards to sell in our Village Store here in S. Africa. I love working with photos but trying to put together graphics in Photoshop is much harder for me. I did it, though, and asked Jeremy a gazillion questions in the process. Do you think this looks good? What would you change? Do you think people would buy this? I didn’t ask if he was getting annoyed with me, but it’s safe to say that was a possibility.


I know I have a lot of learning to do, particularly with training my eye and then figuring out how to implement it, but I am pleased with the results this first go around. It’s a start, right?


Have you found yourself, lately, stepping out into some new, creative territory? I love the challenge even if it feels a little bit scary.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    July 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful! I like your designs. 🙂

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    Bren Graham Thebeau
    July 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Fantastic! Love the designs, well done and yes they are going to do well. I think being creative demands pushing ourselves, if you don't push then a clients wishes will 🙂

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    Sarah Leonard
    July 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I have just launched a whole new business venture and that feels kinda vulnerable.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    July 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    jen these look amazing!! that first one is my favorite. such a fantastic design. great job stepping out into new territory! 🙂

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    July 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Lovely creation, I like these silhouettes!

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    Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA
    July 20, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Your graphic work is marvelous, Jen. I especially like the piece with the children's silhouettes made out of a map. Blessings!

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    Jenni C's
    July 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Hi Jen, I love the first one!!!!I am sure they will all sell at your shop.

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    July 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    The postcards look great!! I've done a few things at work, but they're mostly using a template & moving things around. I haven't ventured out too much creatively, because I'm a scaredy cat. I have fabric in my craft closet that has been waiting for me to make it into a makeup bag for awhile now. I'm afraid I'll mess it up, so I haven't started. That's ridiculous, huh?

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    July 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Looks great – I especially love the first one. 🙂

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    July 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    OH! I love that first one especially, but all of them! What a great way to get that message out!!!

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    July 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I love the map one!

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