Ho! Ho! Ho! it's the holiday season again and I'm embracing the merriness and brightness of it all. The spirit of the season for me is to find joy and share it with others. So this year, I continue a holiday tradition of creating something for the clients and dear ones in my life.
I have made custom holiday greetings for many years (with occasional breaks here and there during especially busy times). After commissioning a glass artist to make ornaments for a few years, I decided to embrace the laser cutting technology a couple of years ago by creating my own custom designed ornaments, and my goodness! It has been a real treat and addition to the creative production process. It is continually evolving and the substrates are getting more and more diverse while the laser cutting is getting more sophisticated.
This year I took advantage of a new process of printing custom designs on the substrate that the laser printer was trying out. While the first choice for substrate didn't work, the second was a bit better. With at least half of them turning out just as I had hoped, the other half were rejected for minor flaws. This is the price of experimentation and evolution with new processes and one that my creative side is willing to enthusiastically embrace. The vendor was nothing less than super friendly in their professionalism and perseverance as they continue to refine the process. The good news is that half of the pieces were a success and we now all have a better understanding of the process and can improve upon it in the future. And the future looks very merry and bright.
If you'd like to see the end result, you can visit my social media pages and if you're on the list, look inside your mailbox for a new arrival. I'd love to work together in trying this new process for creating your own unique gifts or products, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! I really love this process!