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State of the House – May 2024

Things are clicking along nicely at Copper House North. I’ve finished creating the Christmas greeting card collection, which will include 8 new designs for the holidays. The berries above are a snippet of one, plus the gingerbread cookies below (albeit a bite might be missing from them!). Who can resist

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Send Them

In 2016, I downloaded several books by artist and designer Kate Harper. It was the first year I dove into digital drawing, and the first year I had ever made greeting cards…all 4 of them. In hindsight, my design ideas were good but I still had more work to do

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Holly

There are now five designs in the Christmas card collection. Somewhere between 10 and 12 would be a wonderful number to reach, but we’ll have to wait and see! We visited family at their new home in north Georgia recently. They have a wide spread of trees behind the house

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The Most Subtle Change

Another subtle shift in color and I’m getting excited about the upcoming Christmas collection. You can spend just as much time making final tweaks as making the art itself. I have to remember to be patient, because landing on the final art and color palette is always worth the wait.

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Snowflakes + the Good in Asking for Help

It’s mid-April and I wonder if I’m the only one living in GA who wishes winter would stay a little longer. That is, if it would snow!  Snow will always be a novelty to me. I’m not sure I’ll ever get enough. Unless we move to where it snows on

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Sometimes, You Just Need to Simplify

I removed the dark, green background from the dove painting I shared yesterday. I found the contrast too stark and not necessarily the texture I wanted, either. But, that left me with a problem of how to incorporate green, a color I really wanted to use in this design. I

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Two greeting cards placed on top of a shipping mailer. The first retail order sent out for Copper House North.

First Retail Order Sent Out

On Friday I mailed out the first retail order for Copper House North. I’ve always celebrated the “firsts” in business and was so happy to package the order. It included two greeting cards: one a retro-style design with the hand-lettered message to “keep going”, the other a floral, vintage-style thank

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An illustrated greeting card with golden flowers and green leaves that states "You're like family to me".

Cards in the Shop. A Glimpse of Cabo.

Isn’t it wonderful to have friends who are like family? I’m thankful for a handful of them in my life. People I can open up to about any subject and know they’re going to listen with empathy, and provide clarity when I need it. That was the sentiment behind creating

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An open shipping box containing the first greeting cards that will go into inventory for Copper House North.

First Inventory Shipment of Greeting Cards

I just received the first shipment of greeting cards that I’ll keep in inventory for Copper House North and it made my heart sing. 180 cards, 18 from-the-heart designs. (As I type this, I’m struck by the number “8”. It’s my favorite and always seems to find me wherever I

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An illustrated baseball glove holding a ball.

On Pitching (and Not)

Pitching the new greeting card collection to retailers is in full-swing (oh, the baseball metaphors) and I’ve learned a few things in the process. 1) It’s not for the faint-of-heart. It takes time, a lot of time, to research retailers that would potentially be interested in carrying my cards. That

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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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