Perfectionism… is… one of my lifelong bugbears. It’s especially hard to wrangle when I’ve worked really hard all my life to get good in one medium (prose) and now I’m practicing a new one (whatever we’re calling the index cards). That said, while this batch has what I’d consider some big failures, execution-wise, they’re interesting (and fun) failures, and I’m proud of that. They’re also completed failures, which is the best way to learn from them (supposedly) — I’m proud of that too.
This set also marks one month of waking up and doing this exercise! I can already see what I gravitate toward, and where I want to level up. I really enjoy integrating collage, especially when it’s of non-magazine material. Not a lot of squiggle monsters this batch, but I do think I should start setting myself some guidelines. Themes? Styles? Multiple interpretations of the same object? I’d love suggestions, so definitely feel free to leave some in the comments.
Today I don’t have a particularly insightful prelude to share, but I was pretty amused at how I kept defaulting to ~abstract and ~surreal visuals. It’s ’50s beatnik cool cat nonsense up in here, friends. Hope you enjoy!
If you want to watch these come out day by day, here’s the Twitter thread where they all live. Thanks for stopping by, and catch you on the flip side!