I wanted each card to be beautiful and I had to allow that sometimes a little off kilter is more beautiful than straight. The thin sheets of paper napkins wrinkled when I glued them, which caused the cardstock itself to buckle. I had to leave them under heavy books for days and they still didn’t flatten totally.
I made two rules for myself, 1) I had to use my own photos on the cards, and 2) I could only use materials that I already have in the house. I have so much scrapbooking stuff around here, surely there is enough to make some postcards.
It took much longer than I expected because I wanted to write on each one. I shrunk and photocopied cartoons about “fall” to go on the backsides. Addressing all the envelops took a lot of time too.
These little projects that I give myself serve a purpose because they force me to create something new out of what I have, in my head and with my own hands. It takes awhile to let it come together in a way that makes sense to me. But I like the process of evolution as it grows into a final piece. And I like sending them out into the world. I didn’t even keep one for myself. I want them to be out there for other people to have, sort of like this blog.