Curtsy to the tune of Now

081109The title of this Daily Art Card (from 9th of November) is “Frans Kafka”. I did the collage and added a little piece of magazine text that says something about a flower that is called Frans Kafka. It made me think of the author of course and I thought, maybe the baby is Frans at a young age? Maybe back then he was happy? So I wrote the date and title on the backside and when I turned it back I had to laugh out loud. “Frans” is also fringe in Swedish! I love when things like that happen!

081113 I could tell a little story about almost every one of the collages I make. The Daily Art Cards all have stories in one way or another. The Elephant has the text invincibility (o?vervinnelig) but even though he think he is strong and cool he is instead invisible (osynlig), so that is what I named the card! He was made this Thursday and the number 13 is for 13th of November, from a calendar sheet I got from Joanna in Poland. The Elephant is cut out of a scrapbook paper with text that I bought from Ebay once and the words are from a Swedish English wordbook I thrifted last year. Every piece of paper has a story!

I got a lot of very nice suggestions on titles for my Daily Art Cards in my post How to Title your (my!) Art. I want to thank every one who took the time to play along and name a few (or all of them, thank you Flassie and Sophie!). I’ve felt energized by your suggestions and I’ve named all my November cards by myself! I have picked the keepers now and below is the list. I got a bit dizzy from doing this post while reading comments and trying to figure out which name goes where… But I think it’s correct now. All titles are fab – you’re so creative and fun!

Thanks for your help!

no name art
1) 081024 Can?t use my eyes they roll out – suggestion by Imelda
2. 081022 Fleur de Rose – suggestion by Sophie
3) 081021 The Daughter of the Madonna and a passing owl- suggested by Zom
4) 081017 Curtsy to the tune of Now – suggested by Flassie

more art with  no name (2)
5. 081020 Daydreaming – suggested by Lin
6. 081019 Bird in Word Tree – suggested by Lin
7. 081018 Owlord won?t you buy me… – suggested by Janice (JB)
8. 081016 L?ves the autumn bliss – suggestion from Maria

fabric art cards without name (3)
9. 081015 What would it be but a joyful soul – suggested by Anneli
10. 081014 Notorious – suggested by Anneli
11.081010 Raspberry Clouds – suggested by Anneli
12. 081009 Loops & Needles – suggested by Kim

Art Cards
13. 081028 Summer buzz – suggested by Kim
14. 081025 Dark flight – suggestion by Cathy
15. 081026 Fa La La La La La Fawns – suggestion by Flassie
16. 081027 Learning to Let Go – suggestion by Flassie

My creation
17. 081029 In the Scribbles or Merry little forest – suggestion by Sophie
18. 081030 Meditating on Creative Thinking – suggestion by Flassie
19. 081031 Just the Right Touch – suggestion by Flassie
20. 081011 Do or Don?t – suggestion by Sophie (and Leah)

My creation
21. 081012 Kiss the prince – suggested by Imelda
22. 081007 Rain leads to rainbows – suggestion by Leah
23. 081003 The wisdom of knowing nothing – suggestion by Leah
24. 081023 – Adopted Sisters – suggestion by Sophie

I’m getting tired of this format right now, it feels small and I need to stretch. I’m glad it’s only 1,5 month left of this year. I will not stop now, how crazy would that be right? Though I haven’t started a novel and couldn’t keep up with AEDM either, I’m still doing these cards and it feels like an accomplishment to be proud off.

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12 Responses to Curtsy to the tune of Now

  1. Zom says:

    Oooh glad you liked my suggestion. You have given me some confidence just when I have to come up with names for 12 paintings going in a show soon. Thanks! It was fun.

    Maybe I should post the paintings and play your game, lol.

  2. Lynn says:

    great names on terrific cards. I admire you card makers as this is such a small platform on which to make art. This definitely comes under the heading of art every day! Why not? Sometimes it takes more than a day to create something but each line put in counts no matter how long it took to do it or not. Consider yourself right on schedule…even if you are not on a schedule! LOL

  3. leaca says:

    These are great. I have not been able to keep up with all my goals. I have to work harder at it but I have been posting to my blog and to flickr every day. For me that is an accomplishment.

  4. Hagit says:

    Hi Hanna, You may have written about this in the past, but I don’t remember :-) Are there any “rules” for your cards? for example, how much time do you devote to them each day? and how big are they?
    Thanks.

  5. Imelda says:

    Hi Hanna I love how you used the suggestions. And I you are doing a daily art card you are creative everyday so also on AEDM.

  6. Glad to help out a little on the names, Hanna. Your cards achievement is certainly one to be proud of- only a little more to go! I think it would make an interesting gallery display, actually. Is there a gallery near you who might be interested? Doesn’t hurt to call someone up and ask!

  7. MissKoolAid says:

    Great choices for the titles (and I’m not just talking about mine! ha!)

    You know, sometimes starting a project and accepting to end it before its time is an accomplishment in itself, especially for those of us who like to work on something til it’s completely done.

    And if nothing else, we, at least, will have an art card for every day of this year. THAT is quite a feat if you ask me! I still can’t believe I made it til now with these cards.

    *hugs*
    Sophie

  8. iHanna says:

    Zom!
    You’re welcome to use my idea to fish for other peoples great titles on your paintings if you feel like it! I had so much fun reading what you’all suggested. Thanks for helping out and good luck with naming your new paintings!

    Lynn! I feel so after schedule all the time that I really should do as you suggest and consider myself “on time” all the time even when i’M NOT (ever?). When we add things to our to do list all the time how will we ever catch up, right? ;-)

    Leaca!
    Posting every day is most definitely a big thing and something to be proud off. Love your photos, especially the winter ones – looks so beautiful. It was cold here today and I thought it would be nice to skip winter… But maybe when the snow comes… :-)

    Hagit!
    My biggest rule is “no rules” but the size is 10×10 centimeters or there about. I haven’t made one exactly each day but some days I make three and catch up. I have no time limits but if I’m tired it’s a quick no-thinking collage, and if I do art journaling the style from the page spills over. When I feel finished I’m finished, I think it takes from 5 minutes to an hour? Maybe. :-) Thanks for asking and commenting!

    Lin!
    I’ve been thinking about that A LOT but I don’t seam to get there. I think it’s because I’m scared…

    Miss KoolAid,
    I totally agree with you! Sometimes it’s good to give up, specially for us who strive so hard at tasks we give ourselves! But this one I want to see through for sure. I loved the names you submitted, all of them. Especially “adopted sister”, it was a favorite. Thank you again!

  9. leah says:

    oh, but you have been keeping up with aedm, doing your cards every day and inspiring with your great posts!! keep up the great work, girl!

  10. claudia says:

    Hi Hannah!
    I?ve nominated you for the creative blog award because you are a constant source of inspiration for me. Check my blog for the details.

  11. iHanna says:

    Leah,
    I have not been creative every day even with the Daily Cards as they are not daily these days but I know what you mean. I probably have done something creative every day anyway (posting, updating etsy, writing in my diary) and I shouldn’t beat myself up – why do we do that ALL the time? I do it way to much!

    Claudia!
    Thanks for the visit and the award – how nice of you! I’m so glad that I inspire you!

  12. Chris says:

    is this all YUMMY, or what?

    and I love learning Swedish names for things. I try to pronounce them, but I think I just manage the English with a bad Swedish accent. hah!

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