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My BRAND is COLOR

CURRENT thoughts: Pondering a bit of what was said at the #TossTheBouquet workshop on Monday about branding and staying true to it. My BRAND is COLOR, my days don’t pass without using COLOR. Watercolors, acrylics, papers, inks… COLOR. I dug up this old post and am sticking to it! While a lot of tweaks have been done on my blog and website, my PASSION of how I design and why, has not changed. I LLLLLOVVVVE color and creating! When you choose Carol Woldhuis Designs, we don’t start the “painting” until you start the “talking”…With a BLANK “canvas”, we listen carefully and feel your emotions all the while “reading” YOUR visions. We want your invitations to be YOU- Not Beth, not Susan, not even Carol…YOU!  So the “THUMBPRINT” I use on my business cards is the very “STORY” behind who we are and the blending of our clients visions mixed and stirred up with our creative comprehension. Side NOTE: The mixing of three primary colors (red, yellow and blue) can get you ANY COLOR on the color wheel.  As humans, our vision is derived from three cone cells (called trichromats) The combination of those three cone cells, let’s us see in FULL color. So can we take that rose and make it peach, or yellow..or David’s Bridal Sangria… YES! We can customize our artwork for your color theme and vision. FUN FACT: The answer to the question – “Are black and white colors?”  – is one of the most debated issues about color. Ask a scientist and you’ll get a reply based on physics: “Black is not a color, white is a color.” Ask an ARTIST or a child with crayons and you’ll get another: “Black is a color, white is not a color.” (Maybe!)  http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/are-black-and-white-colors . I like to use both…so to me they are in my “paint-box”. custom artwork carol woldhuis designs REPOST: Recently I have taken sometime to tweak our “brand”.  I am so excited about our new business cards! Using the thumbprint swirl on the front has always been my logo of choice. To me the swirl is  “the STORY” …where ART meets Stationery. When a client comes to us, we start with a blank canvas, mix all their ideas and visions together to get just the right color palette and end result. Our designers then collaborate to create the perfect invitation suite possible. The back of the business card shows 8 different sketched images, (that part might have been for me)…so I don’t get bored with the artwork (haha). Branding our business has been a great challenge at times, my most important point I always try to feature is we are truly “CUSTOM”. The sky is the limit when it comes to your dream invitation. Our PASSION for our art and designs in embedded into YOUR stationery, you are getting more than just an invitation when you choose Carol Woldhuis Designs. Lets chat soon, we would be proud to work with you on your event! –Carol

Updating our "BRAND"…

Recently I have taken sometime to tweak our “brand”. I am so excited about our new business cards!

Using the thumbprint swirl on the front has always been my logo of choice. To me the swir,l is the story …where ART meets Stationery. When a client comes to us, we start with a blank canvas, mix all their ideas and visions together to get just the right color palette. Our designers then collaborate to create the perfect invitation suite possible.

The back of the business card shows 8 different sketched images, (that part might have been for me)…so I don’t get bored with the artwork (haha). Branding our business has been a challenge at times, my most important point I always try to feature is we are truly “CUSTOM”. The sky is the limit when it comes to your dream invitation. Our passion for our art and designs in embedded in the stationery, you are getting more than just an invitation when you choose Carol Woldhuis Designs.

Lets chat soon, I would love to give you one of our NEW business cards!

Carol

Stamps ….can add to your invites!

As an artist, I am not one for the “flags”…not that I am not patriotic. I just feel that we have been blessed with “FUN” stamps to use. (Otherwise, all we would have to choose from was flags…Post Office people, please don’t ever do that) I know it might take a bit longer at the Post Office to figure out which of the many designs to choose, and no one really cares…BUT people do! …and artists like myself designed them for people to use. When you send out your mail try using one of the “FUN” stamps, it is bound to make you smile!…Plus it looks like you cared, from the outside of your invite to the inside-

A Initimate Bridal Affair

Last week we took part in a Bridal Experience at the Hotel Palomar in Chicago. It was hosted and run by the amazing Candace Polk of Glitz Event Design. The theme…Moroccan. We spent all week saying..”does this look Moroccan to you?” But in the end we pulled off a great tablescape for our “Sweethearts in Morocco”.

I decided to paint and add the Mr. & Mrs. tiles (the morning of the event) to the chairs to feature the artwork designed for our table. These tiles can be a great keepsake for the bride and groom to remember the great day! What a busy day-

Looking forward to showing off some great photos from Bellissima Photography that really capture the whole evening. Sadly with all the event chaos and last minute painting project, we only had our iPhones to snap a few shots.

Great job Candace and Glitz Events-

Happy Planning!

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