card #5: draw your camera
ok, this is the sort of prompt i ordinarily just skip over. because much to my lifelong dismay, and despite classes and books and practice, i cannot draw. at all. but this whole project is about PROCESS rather than OUTCOME, right? so i thought it should be high on my list. and i have to say, despite the fact that my drawing looks like the work of a not very promising fifth grader, it does also look like a very simplified, 2-D version, of my camera!!! and thus i am really proud of this card! :) :) :)
card#6: doodle your name
speaking of fifth grade, that was probably the last time i doodled my name, and it felt kind of weird to do so without someone droning on about algebra for 20 minutes whilst i worked. on the other hand, there were no sewing machines in mr. tregaskis' classroom, and we didn't have awesome white pigment pens back in the olden days, either.
after my bold adventures i was kind of happy to get back to the terra firma of collage... this one's a "two-fer" (kinda) in that the background is a page from the marvellous vintage chinese dictionary my friend liz (who teaches chinese) recently gave me, and one of the other prompts for the week was "dragon-fly"! (work with me, people! work with me!)
oh yeah, i made covers* between which to keep my finished cards, too:
i used the first and last cards from the little packet of dividers i found whilst looking for my index cards, backing them with some scraps of thin chipboard to make them a bit sturdier. i'm planning to decorate the covers, o'course, but i'm not quite sure how yet... so i'm leaving them plain until an idea occurs to me.
tomorrow i have a lovely-- and very sensible-- card for this week's CCCB challenge, in the meantime i wish you a very happy saturday, darlings! ♥
*this is something i highly recommend for those of us who tend to start things and not finish them: at the earliest opportunity, start to make your endeavor look like a "finished project"! because whereas i might be able to walk away from a little pile of random index cards, an official "ICAD MINIBOOK" is irresistible, no?! (this is the philosophy behind my vacation travel books, and it turned out to be the thing that allowed me able to come home from trips with completed journals!) ♥