Monday, November 28, 2005

Ideas and Dreams

Everyday and Holiday

Sometimes people come to me with an idea that they need help realizing.They want me to help them come up with art that will create an identity to show their clients they care and are thinking of them. I am always impressed with this kind of thinker and business person because they are thoughtful. A young woman who works in the hairstyling industry came to me and wanted a couple of illustrations to be used as signature greeting cards to send to all of her clients throughout the year. She is a mom, wife and all around busy gal who is into organic hair colour too. So her objective was to send these cards out at signifigant times of the year. She keeps excellent records of her clients so she could send them out on their birthday, Christmas or Hanukkah and an everyday greeting to be used whenever she feels the need to connect with her people. On the back of the card we placed nice quotes relevant to the theme and she would add a personal little message as well. I came up with the thought that her idea is to own a salon so why not just create it on paper and maybe someday this dream will come true. Since she moves around, which is common in that business, we would put her name, email and cell number and that way the cards would always be valid. It was a fun job and the people that received them were pleased and surprised on their birthdays when the cards would appear in the mail. She would tell them how much she appreciates their patronage and is thinking about them on their special day.
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13 comments:

Janet said...

Your colors are always so amazing! Every little house and shop just draws you in! She sounds like a very smart lady. People like to know the're remembered.And to be remembered with one of your designs is an extra bonus.

ValGalArt said...

Thanks janet that's sweet of you to say!

eni said...

hi val, that is a good idea. and by the way, your blog is looking fantastic.
You have gone ahead at lightning speed sprucing it up.
I love it and my walking man does too.
kisses from eni

bonojerry said...

whoah...it is really great to discover your work...thanks for putting it up.

andrea said...

That does sound like a fun job -- and what a fun couple of paintings! But where are spring and autumn? :)

ValGalArt said...

hi andrea, we did the everyday, winter holidy and birthday. My camera battery ran out just as I was shooting birthday so I just posted the two.

Alina Chau said...

COOOOOL design!! beautiful!

cream said...

Val, lovely illustrations and great business insight!
That's what makes the difference between success and failure! The girl is a whizz and with your pictures, she'll always ride high!

Kil55 said...

beautiful!!! I love your style of illustration! it's so good to be commented by you~ Thank you!

Queen Tut said...

Wonderful illustrations adn so inspiring! Hope you dont mind me putting you up as a link on my blog.

Isa said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and beautiful
:)

Tiffy said...

This is very interesting, like magic!! thanks for stopping by:)

Pickledog said...

The buildings and homes in your illos have so much personality. Real houses should be made to look as wonderful as yours.