This is a one of a kind hand-painted and handmade cardholder,
that once belonged to a big beautiful original canvas artwork by Kim Miatke.
Now the joy is spread across a small number of unique cardholders and bags.
No two are the same. They share the same name but all look
a bit different and have their own number.
Here is the story of this artwork.
Our hope is that it will speak to your heart as much as the art
delights your eyes.
ONE STEP - The STORY
Hiking through a mountain range, over rough ground, rocky outcrops,
slippery surfaces, steep inclines and unknown terrain.
Navigating the way through a dense forest of trees, limited light, limited vision, unknown and untroaden paths.
Wandering through open fields, clear view forward, long grass tickling your skin, surrounded by space, wildflowers and the occasional prickle.
Creating a new way through a wide broad view.
No matter what the journey may be.
The way forward always begins the same, with one step.
These are the words that have been whispered to my heart all year.
When I felt overwhelmed .... one step.
When I felt scared .... one step.
When I wanted to give up .... one step.
When I felt hurt .... one step.
When I wanted to hide away .... one step.
One step is about being brave, being bold, being honest.
It is about facing forward and moving just a tiny bit.
It is about looking back on how far you’ve come with all those ‘one steps’.
One step is about seeing a dream and although excitedly terrified,
taking just one step toward it.
Not looking to the top of the mountain but just the step in front of you.
The best part about ‘One Step’ is that all of a sudden you realise you have reached a new space, found some new gold and reached a new height.
So friends, when the journey gets hard, scary, unknown or painful,
let’s purpose in our hearts to not look to far, not think to fast
BUT instead focus on just ONE STEP.
Here's some tips on how to love me well:
(ie. care instructions)
- take me out to dinner
- take me shopping
- gently wipe me with a damp cloth if I get a bit dirty
- take me to the movies
- take me on a date
- show me off to your friends #kimmiatkeart
- fill me with heaps of cards
PLEASE DON’T ...
- take me swimming, I won’t survive underwater
eg. washing machines and I aren’t friends
- leave me at the shops, someone might take me home
- pop me in the fire or any other high heat environment
eg. a hot car, next to or on a heater - I will melt
- let your dog play with me, he will win, I cannot fight back
- use me as a frisbee
- forget to take me out on your girls night
- forget to photograph me and tag me #kimmiatkeart
with love & joy
Card Holder - One Step Series
Cardholders are made from original canvas artwork, protected by a plastic outer coating and lined with 100% cotton fabric.
Each cardholder is hand made and will have minor variations.
Outer plastic will scratch over time with use. It is not scratch resistant.
Do not expose to high temperatures, leave in a car or in full sun.
Do not immerse in water. Spot clean only with a damp cloth.
Colour may vary slightly from monitor to monitor, screen to screen, and there may be minor differences in colour between on-screen images and actual product. Often times, the product will appear richer in real life.