I thought that you might like to “walk along side of me” as I work on my next card. It is my hope that you, too, may be inspired to try your hand at this craft or that you might just enjoy watching the process.
The first two items I need are an idea and time.
I look for ideas in old photos I have taken, my new photos, flowers, and endearing photos of kids or pets. Anything that we have on the farm that has been used for years and may be of interest to folks who have memories of such things are fodder for a drawing. I have also chosen to sketch things that are special to my own family members.
Ideas I have considered include:
- an old tractor
- tractor seats mounted on a wall
- candle mold and candles
- kerosene lamps
- Christmas scene
- a morning glory
- kids wearing hats
- a man corn husking
Christmas is coming and I need to create one for my family to send to friends. My husband has given me a suggestion of what to draw. It will not be from a photo and will have to come from my imagination and the real Christmas story of the Bible. I want to do that one very much. Yet I have not figured how I will compose that picture yet. So this one will have to wait till I have a plan.
I took a photo of a tractor this past summer with a card in mind. I am leaning towards that one. I could pick up a sheet of paper and not have to decide much more than copying the photo’s composition. The other ideas interest me a lot, but may need things like colored pencils, a photo shoot, setting up of a suitable still life and lots of thought. So the tractor wins out this time.
Hurray, I have the idea! Now I need the time.