Last weekend I was trying desperately to make some decent cards. Sometimes, the creative Gods turn their backs on you and you have to just struggle along on your own. That’s what happened to me last weekend. I mucked about for ages, trying to put things together that I liked but, sadly, I ended up not achieving very much and being less than impressed with anything I did manage to finish.
To the rescue came IKEA. That beacon of light when all is darkness and you can’t see the woods for the badly-collaged trees. I’ve had these little bird postcards for AGES – I can’t remember exactly when I got them – and they’ve been sitting, propped up, in my bookshelves. It suddenly occurred to me that I should try and incorporate them in my own card-making. Mostly because they’re birds, and I love birdy-related things, but also because they were a good background piece that wouldn’t need much embellishment. Basically, I was lazy and wanted a quick fix to my creative dilemma.
With a few tiny scraps of paper, text, lace and other bits and pieces, I made these quirky little cards. They’re not perfect, but I kinda like them, their simplicity, and the fact I finished each one really quickly. Plus, you know I love a bird with a hat.
A friend has already nabbed the yellow (finch? canary?) one and I will probably use the other ones myself or just add them to my sales stock.
It would be nice if we could fix our lives this easily, just by donning a hat (although, I haven’t tried…maybe it could work?) and bunging on a few bits of text (I wonder what mine would say?). But, if all else fails, there’s always IKEA – that fixes everything. Or at least distracts you for a few hours while you wander around looking at all the pretty things and stuff you don’t need and trying to figure out how to pronounce things. Which is a bit like life, really, ie wandering around bemused and confused and getting sidetracked.
Hope you’re a happy little birdy today and always