This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Way back in October, I had shared a photo of my super sekrit project involving a lot of markers.
I finished it last Saturday, and it is on its way to my best friend in Guam via her mother. Aside from that Afghan I knitted for my dad last year, this is perhaps one of my most ambitious projects ever. See, I wanted to do a special present for her, a handmade present. I thought about sending her this friendship keepsake box, but I didn’t like how I couldn’t fully customise it, plus it just didn’t have the same OOMPH, I wanted. Then when I went to the PX to look around for ideas, I found a 96-picture 4×6 photo album, and then the idea hit me to chronologise our long friendship (we’ve been friends since 1991!) onto 4×6 index cards. The cover was designed with these Martha Stewart stickers I found at the PX, and the markers and pens were used to document the memories onto the index cards.
As you can see . . . I lack any kind of art skills. A preschooler can do better, I think! My illustrations are pretty . . . bad, but I TRIED. HAHAHA. Seriously, I labelled almost EVERYTHING I drew so she could see what they are instead of guessing with them. I am not proud of my art skills (and my handwriting), but I am pleased by the final product.
Even though I am pleased, I am left with this feeling of, “How the hell can I top this gift in the future?!” *sighs* I guess I better get my butt on that imaginary teleporter project.