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Hoppy St. Paddy’s to SomeBunny Special!

Hoppy St. Paddy’s Day to SomeBunny Special! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

It’s that time of year

For stripey bees and clover…

Those tiny leafy plants –

White and green all over.

St. Paddy’s Day is here,

’Cause it’s that time of year!

I’m working on this digital greeting card design in Procreate. It’s a lot easier, faster, and less troublesome to create a practice greeting card on the iPad than it is to break out the paper, coloring supplies, glue sticks, buttons, scissors, embellishments, ribbon, etc. (It’s not that I don’t have piles and piles of 6×6, 8.5 x 11, 12 x 12 cardstock and scrapbooking paper in many different shades, prints, textures and surfaces, ribbon of all kinds – satin, grosgrain, sheer, wired, buttons in every shape, size, and subject matter, low temp glue guns, glue sticks, archival glue sticks, jewelry glue, stickers from various sticker companies across the globe, and other necessities. It’s definitely not that…or maybe it is. ) And when I break it out, I “break.it.out.” You know what I mean. And, my husband is MUCH happier if I don’t.

Designing attractive greeting cards is not easy, as I’m discovering. Making them look half-way decent is one thing. Making them look GOOD is another. But, making them look good enough for people to want to purchase is another kettle of fish entirely.

And that would be why companies spend millions on research into the psychological aspects of colors, shape, design, marketing trends and whatnot. It’s also why companies have a huge staff of folks who handle completely separate parts of the design process: linework, coloring, character design, lettering, page design, etc.

So, I’m going to keep practicing in Procreate until my craft room(s) is/are slightly more orderly, and try to keep hubby fairly happy (since he’s the one who pays for all the craft supplies).

Hoppy St. Paddy’s to Ya!

Hoppy St. Paddy’s Day to SomeBunny Special! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

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