Art, Words, Love, Kindness, Paper

Cookin’ with Gas

When I was in my 20s, a work colleague used to frequently say, “cookin’ with gas”. I thought it sounded dad-like, but it always made me smile. 

When you hear something often enough, chances are, you’re going to start repeating it. So now, whenever I’m making good progress on something, for example, when I make art that lights me up (no pun intended…maybe), it comes out of my mouth. I sometimes say it to Chad, too, when he shares something positive in his life.

But you have to say it with oomph, with the last syllable drawn out:

Cookin’ with gaaaas.

I received samples for the new greeting card collection and they’re gorgeous. These are a few of them, shown here.

Beautifully thick, smooth paper. Vivid colors as I envisioned them. I made a few needed adjustments, though, which is why printing samples before taking them to market, is a wise thing to do!

The last big thing left to do, is finish designing and ordering packaging materials.

I’ve also selectively started reaching out to local retailers. It’s been fun researching the well-curated shops the Atlanta area has to offer.

I’m prepared to hear “no”, in response, whether it’s due to timing, space limitations, or my cards just aren’t their cup of tea. It’s part of the process of growing a brand. 

But I’m also prepared to receive a “yes” from time-to-time. And that first “yes” will be the sweetest.

Thanks for being here – I hope you’re cookin’ with gas this week. ♥ 

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Photo by Moon DeSetto

Welcome to Copper House North! I’m Christina, an artist, designer, and author of The Miracle Farm. I’m here to share creativity and lessons learned while living this colorful life. Thank you for being here!

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