Friday, June 28, 2013

Creative Tuesday -- Moving

The topic this time is to design a card to inform friends and family of an impending move.

Well THAT'S a familiar topic!  I didn't need to think too hard about what I would like to put on my Moving Card. The question is/was could I reproduce my ideas?  I'm not what I think of as a naturally talented artist.  

If you're familiar with the right brain/ left brain theory ( please note -- theory)  I would probably class myself as left-brained -- (but please ignore the science and math aspects.) Most people who know me would say I was pretty strongly left brained dominant.  But I have some strong right brain qualities.  Color, art appreciation, need to express myself artistically for example. I know what I like but would then have to analyze  why I liked it. However imagination is not a strong quality of mine and way-out science fiction or fantasy is not for me either.  So I guess I'm a pretty mixed up person!!  I know that the mix of the two aspects of my brain can cause me to be hesitant and indecisive.  In other words I'm very confident when sitting on the fence!

So my "We're Moving " card has to be accurate.  The houses are recognizable.  Even some of the things in the Garage Sale are accurate and the gray hair in 2013 is also.  One son is blond and the other is curly-haired but that didn't come out too well.

Maybe I should have been an architect or home designer, or perhaps something in home decorating But whatever I  did it would have to be traditional and practical with a dash of self indulgence.

To see more interpretations of this week's theme please click HERE

13 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

I love it. So many people use standard cards they buy from a card shop but yours is personal and produces a smile. It's ideal.

jabblog said...

That's very eye-catching - I really like it.

snafu said...

That is brilliant, it sums up the whole thing really well.

kaybee said...

This is SO good, Chris! Both houses are very recognizable...and I love that you and MOTH are holding hands at the new house!

kaybee said...

Oh...and of course...Scruffy, looking so very much at home!

Wanda said...

I tried to connect from CT site, but wouldn't let me. But I came through my reading list.

I love your original card. I was thinking when I saw the theme...Oh Chris will do something clever, since she's on the "Move". haha

I have to get my posted this weekend. It's still in the Think Tank!

Patty said...

Really like your design, wish I was clever like that and also wish I could draw. Good luck in your smaller home. Thanks for your visits.

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely card : a perfect example of creatrivity

linda (dots n doodles) said...

A lovely personalised moving card which obviously represents your move exactly, even down to the little details. Well done!

Your link on CT would not let me view either so I had to find you another way.

MMm.. said...

Oh chris, I loved reading about this all. Hilarious and how ell put too --apropos--considering your own downsizing! Perfect interpretation! Well done! thank you! Hahahha

Christine said...

I get the idea right away, well done!

Alexandra said...

How fun, Chris! I love your garage sale section. Tee hee :)

sandy said...

what a great interpretation of your move. I love the steps going down to downsizing. nice