After numerous futile attempts in identifying my cyber Russian stalker, I re-focused my attention to something more productive this weekend- I finished my 2nd gocco swap project! Yippee!!
You'll probably remember the last one- which was great, creating and receiving all the goodies, but deciding I have enough deadlines with my day job (which I already barely meet), I thought I'll take a break before subjecting myself to any other activities with deadlines involved...
But you know how it goes. As soon as I said no more, another swap actually found me in the little World of Gocco. And before I knew it, "Count me in!" came out of my mouth and now I find myself part of another gocco swap!
And this time, I told myself I'm not going to procrastinate. Well, I don't really have a choice- the deadline falls on a day when I'm in the middle of a family trip next week in Maine. So guess what, I buckled down (and resisted the temptation to catch the last episode of Project Runway on Tivo... a HUGE accomplishment) and finished my project ahead of time! Yay!
There's no limit to the subject this time around, as long as it is a 4 x 6 postcard. I decided I'll make something in the Real Corgis Speak Welsh line, just coz I think we need to spread more corgi love in the world.
And when it came to choosing some wise words for King Corgi to dispense on this card, I was inspired by all the quality time I get to spend with our IT folks this past week trying to get my computer fixed...
And thus born the "Gwahherdi E-Bost!" tag line- which is Welsh for (or at least I hope it is Welsh for) "E-mails are Prohibited!". It really exemplifies
my the corgi's longing of a simpler world in this technological era.
Left: The 2 screens used for the 3-color front and one for the back of the postcard.
Right: Mixing a dark purple color w/ some red on a wax paper wrapped art board (great mixing surface! easy clean up!)
This is printed on the same paper as my business card- a thick and lofty 200-lb Bockingford cotton paper. Seems like a good weight for a postcard.
But as I found out it also sucks up TONS of ink, which created a problem at the end when I have to press REAL hard to get the solid coverage in the purple, but lost some of the details in the corgi face. Next time I'll definitely separate these big solid areas and more delicate designs on 2 screens. Lesson learned.
I don't think I'll be getting the other cards back till about the last week of October. In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek of my swapmate's process here on Flickr. So exciting, hee :D