I’m an online misfit when it comes to self-disclosure. Sharing works in progress, sketches and half-formed ideas, not to mention my real name, has all the appeal of walking the plank naked (now I’ve turned creative anxiety into a porn scenario). But I like it when other people do it, and I recognize the disconnect there. So I’m ready for some desensitization therapy. Presumably it won’t be as bad as licking a toilet seat.
I came up with an idea for a Mother’s Day card but didn’t have time to work it up for the holiday. Maybe next year?
Inspiration 1: MOTHER movie credits
Inspiration 2: spontaneous lettering
Inspiration 3: Victorian-inspired typefaces
Because over-the-top sentimentality and femininity feels right.
Mother’s Day card mashup
Like the movie title, the word MOTHER forms a vertically-oriented acronym. And like the MoMA visitor cards, it’s a blank template to fill in with your own experience. Fill the blanks with things she loves, like Moonpies and Tango, or things you love about her, like Her singing, or things you do together: Our picnics. Or try writing a spare haiku-style poem to express more ambivalent feelings.