Does anyone else feels like April went by in a flash? Adapting to a new home, a new lifestyle and being fairly busy working from home in my full-time job seems to have all contributed to April going by in a blink of an eye. I’ve had a quiet month on social media, adapting to the new normal – but from my dining room table looking out to the north Welsh coast I’ve been busy making, and thankful for a creative outlet during these new times.
Here’s a little insight into the last month for Cardiau Mwydro:
Thank you to all who have been ordering your Custom Order cards during the lockdown. These seem to be very popular at the minute as families and friends are unable to be together to celebrate special occasions, nor visit a shop to physically buy a card.
‘Greetings from Home’ series
I was thrilled to end the month with the lauch of my new collection of Personalised Greeting Cards – ‘Greetings From Home.
As many of us are away from the ones we love during this troublesome time, I wanted to explore how Cardiau Mwydro could help keep people in touch and in high spirits.
These Personalised Greeting Cards are perfect to say hello to friends and family. Customers can choose from a drawing of a location, a family or even your front door and can be personalised with any text of your choosing.
Did you know? If you prefer, I am always more than happy to write in your cards and send them directly to the recipient for no additional charge. Read more here.
Supporting Small Businesses
I couldn’t help but think about the craft fairs and events I’ve been missing out on attending over the last month. As well as an opportunity to sell and meet new customers I also love fairs for the opportunity to discover and support other small businesses.
So, this last month I made the pledge to support and discover more small businesses online. Some of my favourite purchases include a beautiful hand-drawn necklace from Welsh designer Doroshenko Designs as a personal treat and some stickers for the business from Hummingbird Design. If you know me you’ll know my love for stationary – so I can’t wait to receive my order in the coming weeks! Any small businesses you’ve been loving lately? Let me know!
CARN Drawing Club
Alongside a full-time job I can do working from home, one thing I am very glad of keeping me occupied during lockdown is participating in CARN’s Drawing Club Challenge on my Insta Stories.
Before the Lockdown I attended CARN’s bi-weekly Drawing Club in Caernarfon, aiming to learn new techniques and improve my art. Since the lockdown CARN have been doing great work to keep the spirit of their work alive by posting daily drawing challenges every weekday.
Here’s a snapshot of a few of my efforts. I love having a go at something new and keeping creative during this time.
Fancy joining me? The challenge is open to everybody! Once you’ve created your artwork just use the hashtag #CARNDrawingClub #ClwbDarlunioCarn and tag CARN to share your post!