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Nuts and Bolts: Dedicate Yourself to the Details

September 3, 2021

Nuts & Bolts – Dedicate Yourself to the Details
Sometimes you’re so close to your work that you can’t see an alternative or different perspective.  In come the GCU reviewers with fresh eyes.  They may suggest something that you haven’t thought of yet but with consideration makes perfect sense. 
Here is a wonderful example of a re-worked card by GCU artist MMAnderson Art. dedicated to improvement and open to the reviewer’s suggestion of:
“Notes for your consideration on this card:
1. the inside verse, if you desire, would be fine with the commas removed but it is correct as is
2. the flow of the flower seems unnatural, have you tried it upside down so the flower points down? Again, up to you if you’re up to trying it.
In any of the above cases, we look forward to your resubmission, thank you!”





A change in direction can offer a more natural flow.  Kudos to MMAnderson for giving it a flip!
Tip:  Read the reviewers’ notes in your card review emails.  They are not just full of rules and change requests but also compliments and valuable suggestions!



The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager

2 Comments leave one →
  1. mmandersonart permalink
    September 3, 2021 12:09 pm

    Thanks for using my card as an example. I do try to give consideration to all of the reviewer’s suggestions. My original moonflower artwork was done in the upright position since the reference photo taken years ago in my own garden pictured the flower opening in that direction, but I will admit that it does look good pointing down as well and works much better with the text on a card. I generally find it very helpful to heed the advice given by the reviewer.

  2. September 8, 2021 6:47 pm

    Appreciated and such good teamwork, thank you!

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