At the last neighborhood book club, one of the members mentioned that she wanted to try NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) during the month of April rather than waiting until November. She started recruiting other members of the book club to join her and when she got to me I said, no way, no no no no. But I did mention how I’d done NaBloPoMo last November, and that in solidarity with the writers in the group I would make a card (or something) every day. That got a few other folks to commit to do other projects (finish knitting a sweater, paint a picture every week, etc.) Now we have a fun little “do something” in a month club, and last night was our kick off meeting.
At the meeting everyone went around the room and talked about their project, their inspiration, and their plan (if they had one). I mentioned how when I did NaBloPoMo in November I ended up making my blog posts super short because I’d spent so much time on the card I’d made. I’d decided that one of the things I’d love to work on this year is creating more quickly. So my focus during this month of creating and blogging is to not worry so much about the output. As one of the “writers” in our little club mentioned…it should be quantity over quality. You can always go back and refine what you’ve done.
Here’s the plan: for every project this month I’m setting a time limit…30 minutes. I’ll be using a card sketch or color challenge as my inspiration and to make life simpler, I won’t be taking fancy camera pictures for the blog…I’ll be scanning them on my computer.
So, here is tonight’s card…based on Clean and Simple Stamping’s FTL134 sketch, completed in 13 minutes:
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Max & Whiskers (Basic Grey)
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler