Writer’s Card

A few months ago, I started a weekly routine.  (highly recommend this, btw)  Every Thursday, at 5:45, I go to the local coffee shop and order a venti cafe latte and sit down to write for an hour.  That venti (large, for those of you who don’t speak coffee) lasts exactly 50 minutes, just right for a little writing.  Every once in a while, I get adventurous and mix up the routine by getting a cinnamon-apple scone.  It’s a good habit, works wonders for my creativity and enthusiasm.

What’s the point of all this, you ask, and what does it have to do with writer’s cards?  Well, now, glad you asked.  I’m going to tell you.  And there’s nothing you can do to escape, either.  Ha!

Anyway, I’ve been doing this since, oh… around mid June.  Since other people tend to frequent coffee shops (fancy that), I’ve had a few conversations about what I’m doing with ‘that notebook’.  Being a bit of a talkative gent, I usually tell them, between sips of coffee.  And then, of course, leaving them with the address to my website usually follows.

Or wanting to does, that is.  Scribbling it out on a sheet of notebook paper works, but it just looks… hasty and unprofessional.  And everyone who knows me, knows my opinion on ‘hasty’.  My all time favorite Tolkien quote is from Treebeard.  “And don’t… be hasty…”

So, in December, I hired an artist friend to do a sketch of “Hunter” for me.  After she finished it, I had me a stack of business cards.  And now, whenever someone asks me about my writing, I can hand them a neat, professional, WRITERLY business-card.  IE, a writer’s card.

Take a look!

*this is just the low-res copy of the original I used on the cards*

Well worth the commission! Ms.  Natti Guest, the artist, worked on it off and on for a week or two (since I wasn’t in any hurry) and brought it to me multiple times so I could okay the progress. I wanted it to look “sketched” and she nailed it!

She’s done several pieces of artwork for me before, on non-book related projects.  This was the first one I’ve gotten her to do for my writing and I gotta say, she nailed the image.  It looks great, especially on my cards!


There’s the front… obviously…

0115144303… and there’s the back!

Needless to say, I’m quite happy with these things.  Happy enough to recommend Ms. Guest to anyone who needs some art done!  If you need an illustration (or some business card art) done, drop her a line at: natashaguest8(at)gmail.com.  She just might be able to help you out!

And danged if today isn’t Thursday.  Coffee shop day.  And I’ve got business cards…  I’ll see you guys later, I’ve got some writerly things to do!

2 thoughts on “Writer’s Card

  1. Michael, that is soooo neat! That square barcode thingie is a nice touch. 🙂

    Ms. Guest, you’re an excellent artist!

    • Thanks! I’m really happy with it. 😉 And the QR code was because I figure people might not want to have to type the address in. Just scan it with your smartphone!

      (she really is, isn’t she? :D)

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