Friday, 14 July 2017

Exciting News...I'm A Bit Giddy!

A little while ago I was asked if I would like to have a stall at the Selvedge Fair at the Pendle Heritage Centre near Burnley, on September 23rd.
Now I don't really do New Year's Resolutions, but I did secretly promise myself to do things that are exciting but scary at the same time this year.
So, after a bit of 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' I decided to give it a go!
This has really got me thinking about where Mrs Bertimus is heading, because without realising your work changes gradually over time doesn't it. I've really enjoyed playing with collage and drawing recently, as well as painting and stitching, so I decided to order a small print run of Mrs B's greetings cards.
They will make their debut at the Selvedge Fair, that way I'll get some face-to-face feedback, be it good or not so good. I can then see if selling cards online, perhaps alongside my paintings, could be a possible idea in the future.
I thought it would be better to leave them blank inside for any occasion.
Here's a selection of some of the cards, hope you like!
I've also been snipping and cutting for England, getting some wall hanging prints ready too, I'll show you those when they're ready, if you'd like a peek.
All the best, wish me luck!
X

38 comments:

  1. That's so exciting, the fair popped up in my newsfeed a few days ago and I'm really looking forward to it andsaving up some spending money for something special.

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    1. Oo that's fab! Please pop by and say hello! X

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  2. Absolutely love your cards! Bravo!!

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    1. Thanks so much Denise, I can't get over how supportive everyone has been x

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  3. That's great - they look lovely! I hope you sell lots. Also, have you heard of Green Pebble? They're a British publisher of fine art greeting cards, in case you don't want to do it all yourself. Good luck!

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    1. Oo thanks Val, I'll look them up. I've always wanted to print a range of cards xxx

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  4. The cards are lovely - what a good idea !

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    1. Thanks Sue for your lovely comment x

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  5. Custard cream today, please. I'd love to buy some of your cards, maybe all of your cards. As you may have gathered, I'm a fan!

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    1. A www that is lovely, thank you....you can two biccies if you like! X

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  6. Wonderful news! You'll be inundated. I love the cards and I'd love to be able to get some online. I'd love to be able to pop up and say hello in person...maybe one day. My general resolution is to come to one of your workshops.x

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    1. Thank you so much my friend, I know one day we will meet each other x

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  7. Congrats! Love your work, and the cards look amazing!

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    1. Thank you me dear, I really enjoyed sorting out the designs for them x

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  8. I think it's exciting and I love your cards, you have your own unique style and that shows through in a grouping of cards.

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    1. That really means a lot, thank you x

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  9. How exciting, it is very close to me. We'll come along with our pennies
    Lynn x

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    1. Please come and say hello Lynn!
      Yay! X

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  10. You don't need luck. Your stuff is so wildly, weirdly, wonderful!!!!!

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  11. LOVE them - they are beautiful and good for you. Exciting and scary is such a great combo!! Good luck lovely xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ali, I really appreciate it x

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  12. I got very excited then as it isn't too far away from us (but I will be a a gin festival that day😬) but I'm sure it will be brill! I love them. Xx

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    1. Many thanks Lyn, hope you have a fab time at the gin festival! Xxx

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  13. Beautiful, I would buy them all :)

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, thank you x

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  14. I love them all, but especially the bunny ones! Great idea ... and wish you all the best with them!

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    1. Many thanks chuck, that really means a lot xxx

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  15. Oh, we might pop along for a look. Btw, if you need some insurance (and this isn't me pitching for a sale) we can sort you out at www.craftcover.com If you're interested, let me know and I'll send you a 10% off discount code.

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    1. That would be fab chuck!
      That's really kind about the insurance but I'm covered, that was really thoughtful though thanks x

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  16. Such giddy news!!! I need a custard cream to settle my excitement!

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    1. Awwww thank you me dear! You can have two AND a jammy dodger! X

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Would you like to make a comment chuck?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, just a minute and I'll put the kettle on.
Custard cream or bourbon?