As promised, here's a new card to print:
If there's someone you'd like to connect with via pen and paper, download my printable how's-it-going card here.
While we're on the subject, I'm slowly, slowly working my way into connecting with friends electronically. It's tough for someone like me who -- tragically -- was born without the chit-chat gene. I have friends who can simultaneously tweet, chat on facebook, retweet, reply to emails, post to their blogs, talk on their cell phones and operate heavy machinery. Me? No chit-chat gene. Twitter and facebook give me heart palpitations. Ditto with commenting on strangers' blogs. Especially the many, many talented, artistic strangers around whose blogs I lurk. At this point, I still spend far too long thinking of clever replies to emails sent by friends containing cute kitty video clips from youtube. Sad, but true, I'm afraid.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
It kind of reminds me of a mushroom. At this stage of the game -- as a beginner -- I love how the program automatically smooths my strokes.
After some copying and colouring and resizing and flipping, presto-chango, here's what I came up with:
Next project -- another printable card to share.
Edited to add: If you click on the image, you'll see a version of the jpg that's a bit more crisp.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I've been dabbling with Illustrator and it's no accident that my first completed projects are thank you cards. I have so many reasons to be thankful -- happy kids, a loving husband, close family, good friends, food in the fridge, a roof overhead, and the consistent urge to try new things, failure be damned.
It feels good to be thankful.
If you'd like to download these cards for your own thankful moments, please do so!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Author’s note: I’m not at all sure about the punctuation here, or my font choice or the layout, but the message is good. The rest, I trust, will come with experience. Thus, as mentioned above, persistence is essential. Now that I think about it, courage is handy too in the act of persisting. Right then. Persist and be brave. And, if either starts to waver, invest in a pair of really comfortable pajamas with a quality waistband that won’t disintegrate after two washes. It might just be me, but the occasional retreat to a soft, yet sturdy, pair of pjs takes the edge off of all of that persistence and bravery.