Nov 20, 2009

Brainstorming with Vintage Cards



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I am brainstorming right now.

For me, part of the process of creating anything is just thinking about what I am going to do for some time before. This is not only an essential step in embarking upon any project, it's also where we feel the most inspired. Sometimes when I embark on a project, I actually feel a little anxious and frustrated during the creative process. The more planning ahead (imagining the outcome of the project) the more enjoyment I get out of the process.

These Japanese Souvenir Cards were purchased in Japan in the 1930's by my great,great aunt. She was an extraordinary woman who traveled the world over: Egypt, France, Japan to name a few places. So, since I am the sentimental type as some of you might already know, I want to do something with these. I will not cut them...or glue them onto anything. I am leaning towards a framing project...we shall see! I will promise to update you as I go along.
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17 comments:

Alex said...

I love starting a new project. Be it crafty or arty etc. Brainstorming for me is the most exciting part (before you realise what you want to achieve is impossible sometimes haha!)

Caroline said...

Most of the time my process begins and ends with brainstorming! Ahhhhh, what I wouldn't give for the energy of a 4 year old!

Nickie said...

Wow, you are one amazing woman! I love your creations, I love love love the hand flower painting, I think I shall have to try that with my little ones. I am flattered that you signed up to follow my blog, thank you for your comment!

Anonymous said...

Caroline - YOUR blog is beautiful! So glad you found mine through SITS - so I could find yours! I love your logo - did you create it?

Happy Blogging!
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Those are some great cards! I'm interested to see what you end up doing with them. Visiting today from SITS Saturday Sharefest. Have a good weekend...

pk @ Room Remix

Jenn Erickson said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest. So happy to have connected with you! Love your banner and your style. Those postcards are wonderful. If you use them for any projects, be sure to scan them in first to preserve their images. I've had a lot of fun scanning in old postcards and photos from my family and then reprinting them on cream colored cardstock, cutting, then mounting on greeting cards; then adding humorous captions. It looks like you have some great material to make some wonderful custom cards!

I Wonder Wye said...

Lovely cards. I have some woodcuts from the '30s from Japan and just framed them....couldn't bear to cut them up either...and collecting cards is a fetish - but then it's difficult to give them away!! I think I am the last person I know to write notes and letters snail mail, but I love to. Thanks for stopping by, your blog is neat. I will be back..

angelina la dawn said...

i am in l0ve with vintage cards, and it]s so much cooler that you have a story with them! stopping by from sits, and following too :)

Unknown said...

Those are sme pretty amazing postcards. That is just the coolest that you have those to treasure. I cannot wait to see what you do with them!
Holly @ 504 Main

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards!

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Just Lisa said...

I think this is a great way to get inspired!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Carma Sez said...

You've got plenty of inspiration in that pile! Bet you will come up with something clever :-)

Welcome to SITS! I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!

Corrie Howe said...

What great memories. I can't wait to see what you do with these. I'm the same, where I think for awhile before I do something.

Mandy said...

Those cards are gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you do with them! I came by from SITS to say "welcome" and that we're so happy you joined us! The Secret is in the Sauce is a wonderful and crazy group, you'll love it.
-Mandy
www.gourmetmomonthego.com

Becky @ Babes in Hairland said...

Those are totally cool. I've got a bunch of old postcards from my Grandma, who was Swedish and they are from the early 1900's. I too, treasure them. I keep them in an album though - haven't even thought of turning them into a project though! Stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the SITSahood! HAve a great weekend.

Brandy said...

The cards are really beautiful. I'd be curious to see what you come up with.

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS!

French Picnic said...

Lovely for sure, Beautiful blog! I think you would love French Picnic!