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Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLISON POTTER Chrissy Marsh in her office with daughters Lily, left, and Annie. Cards on opposite page from top: “Inspiring Couple,” “Annie Celebrates,” “Tracy Dancing on San Francisco Rooftop” and “Eliza.” ‘OK, I know that’s going to be a card the second I saw it.’” Marsh also spotted an older couple that inspired her, but missed the opportunity to photograph the pair. “So lo and behold, two days later, we’re sitting in a little café in Greenwich Village, and who walks by but this couple again,” she says. “I jump up and I’m chasing them down the street.” The creative process varies when coupling the images and quotes. “That’s how I operate,” Marsh says. “Sometimes it will be the quote first and sometimes the image first, but sometimes they don’t work at all. Sometimes you will have an idea and it just won’t work.” Her indecisiveness led her to add an extra quote on the left inside panel of each card. The same goes for secondary photos, which she sometimes places on the back of the card. Seapath Unit 401 “Any of them will work; it’s just like, which one’s the best?” Marsh asks. “I struggle with $399,900 that. I really do.” The cards feature black and white photographs with a splash of metallic inks and hand- written quotes. Marsh pictures the older generation, younger children, inanimate objects and animals. “A lot of people love the inanimate objects because they don’t have any faces,” she says. “I do have a lot of images from behind. … Sometimes you don’t want to see the faces.” Her most recent work can be seen in her 2013 28-card series, “Scatter Joy.” Locally, Bonair Daydreams cards, which have earned seven LOUIE awards from the Coastal décor in this furnished two Greeting Card Association, can be found at Learning Express, Blue Moon, Airlie Moon, bedroom, two bath. Marina views! Occasions and The Sterling House. New paint and carpet. Through her sister’s death, Marsh learned that comfort and sympathy are her favorite Love at first sight! Call today. card categories to craft for others. “I feel like a lot of people do birthdays well,” Marsh says. “I feel like the sympathy Carol Paquin 910-471-5636 category is so sensitive that it’s important to do it well and with sensitivity and not cliché. 910-256-0021 … They always take me longer to create because I want to make sure that they’re right.” 11 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013
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