Making Hand Drawn Birthday Cards
This year, I decided to handdraw my cards as much as possible.
It’s funny that, even thought I’m an illustrator, I don’t take that much time for handmade cards.
For years, a part of me didn’t really value my own artwork, unfortunately. I started realizing it when a good friend of mine (Salut, ma jardinière! ) started giving me quick-drawn handmade cards. She sometimes even draw some quick sketches (without me knowing!) in my sketchbook.
It made me realize that, even thought something may be quickly done like a sketch, it still has a high value because it is made by a close friend.
I may recycle a store-bought card, but I will rarely ever get rid of a handmade card.
It was a good reminder for myself that I shouldn’t be such a perfectionist and just enjoy the art of creating something.
So, each time I’ll make a card for someone, I’ll make sure to take a picture and share it with you.
Even if it’s not perfectly done, even if it’s not the way I want it to be… just because I want to share it with you and inspire one another.