Last summer, I was invited to be part of an unusual fund-raising campaign for The Writers’ Trust, an important organization that encourages writers. Would I write a dozen postcards? Of course! (Easy.)
And then, a few months ago, I saw the list of auspicious contributors and their equally auspicious contributions. It was to be an on-line auction of “literary collectibles” from the likes Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Alice Munro … and on!
I panicked. Was I collectible? And what could I possibly come up with? Everyone’s contributions were so creative. With some pacing, I finally decided I would make my own postcards from images that had been meaningful to me while writing the Trilogy, Mistress of the Sun, as well as the novel I’m writing now.
I Googled “how to make postcards” and sent away for a set of peel-off blanks. Once I began, I got carried away (of course). One image was not enough. I began layering images, one upon another, like this:
On the backs, I wrote what it was about each image that inspired me. But then of course I had to put images there, as well.
It was so much fun I didn’t want to stop.
The postcards are being auctioned for one week on eBay: here. It’s a worthy fundraiser, and I’m praying someone bids.
Congratulations! That is wonderful company. And I love the idea that you came up with.
This was my first blog post since moving my website to WordPress. I still have a lot to learn—especially with respect to images. All feedback most welcome! (For one thing, the type size seems too small.)
This Disqus comment system is new, as well. Let me know how you like it.
The font size looks fine on my computer.
Thanks, Lilian. Do you use WP? I found image loading difficult. There seem to be a few plugins that would help.