A couple of posts back I talked about the ornament making mini-workshop we were hosting at the Hillsborough Gallery as part of our holiday show opening reception. It was well attended, lots of fun, and was a successful first attempt at such an activity. Not to say we didn’t learn a thing, or three that we will change the next time around.
The ornaments I helped participants create were metal foil repoussé (French – push from behind) panels that we attached to a sparkly card stock, and finished with edging tape, a metal grommet, and raffia ribbon for hanging. These are similar to repoussé panels I make and affix to one-of-a-kind greeting cards.
Susan Hope, one of the other talented HGA artists who was instructing participants in making fused glass ornaments, suggested that I combine the ornaments and my cards for sale. I thought that was a good idea, so I did…
Little interactions like this are one of the things I enjoy about being part of an artist-owned gallery. A collection of creative minds working together is always fertile ground.
Many of us artists add smaller, more gift-able items to our selection of work in the gallery for the holiday season. So, now I’ll be adding a few “Ornament Cards” as well, a holiday greeting and a small piece of original art in one.
Here’s a link to Susan’s web page if you’d like to see some of her beautiful work.