Thursday, June 21, 2007
And The Livin' Is Easy
Happy summer! I'm celebrating summer with a few other online pals via Andrea's summer postcard swap. Now, I'm not much of a visual artist (okay, I'm not a visual artist at all) and I'm not a scrapbooker and I'm not a paper craft wiz by any stretch of the imagination, but that Andrea is so inclusive in her thinking that I felt comfortable enough with my meager collages to participate. And I like using glue. And I really like mail. So there you have it.
My theme was close to that of the Valentine's swap I did a while back -- I'm so obsessed with the pictures and text from old romance novels that I had to return to that whole motif. I've never actually made it through one of these novels, but I love their whole vibe, if in a slightly ironic way (though not too ironic to be honest). Plus, there's never a shortage of them at the thrift stores. So, I cut up some Harlequins and threw in a couple Sweet Valley Highs as well (a series that I also have the urge to collect even though I haven't read one since I was about 10). I also used a really cute kids book that I got at a garage sale -- the drawings are really kitschy, but the text is pretty horrid, so it didn't make it into Ruby's permanent collection.
The due date for the swap is today, but with Ruby having thrown up before lunch (flu? Motion sickness? Heatstroke? Over-excitement? Could be any of the above), it may be tomorrow since I still have to get envelopes since they probably won't stand the international post system. Bon Voyage little cards! I can hardly wait to see what finds its way into my own mailbox.