(2 Weeks Ago)
Tracey: I need you to draw X,Y & Z - Can you do it in 10-14 days?
Irene: No problemo!
(One week later)
Irene: *sketch*sketch*sketch*sketch* x 10,000 (sends Tracey 3 sketches)
Tracey: Those are awesome!
Irene: *crumple* (that's delete in the analog world) *sketch* sketch* sketch*
(The next week)
Tracey: *ahem* Uh, hows it going? It's day 10!
Irene: *stalling* ohhh, It's going. I changed everything though.
Tracey: Nooooooooo! It was perfect the first time!
Ahh, sometimes I get caught up in trying to get a character 'just right', which is kind of silly because DoodleFactory is all about imperfection. I need to make a habit of drawing everyday so I don't lose my groove. I hadn't drawn anything since January and when my pencil first hit paper two weeks ago, it was like drawing with a lead hand (no pun on my mechanical pencil intended). My first few sketches after a long drawing drought are always comically bad. I should scan them in and show you some day, but I'd probably be too embarassed.
Now it's been two weeks since I've made a card and I've probably lost my mojo on that too. Maybe I need some time management classes. I was really excited to use some new goodies I bought from JoAnne's too. I went in armed with my 40% off coupon, aiming only to buy a paper-cutter so my cards could finally have 90 degree angles. But then the whole freaking store was 40% off and I was a goner.
I have to say, Copic Markers are my favorite "tool" for card-making, but Paper is what really gets me excited. Frankly, I don't think I even need to use the paper, I just like to have it. I get a little tingle browsing paper designs online or at a store, and my heart goes a-flutter when I bring a new pack home. My latest purchase is the DCWV "Green Stack". It's 70% recycled and 100% adorable. I can't wait to load some DF characters onto these, but it'll have to be another day since we're supposed to do a spring cleaning of the apartment :(.
So which crafting materials/tools are your must-haves and cant-live-withouts?