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Friday, 6 January 2012

Think I'm out of my depth!

Think I've bitten off more than I can chew on this one . I thought I would try the Postcard Challenge(button on left of blog) but what with Mr Mojo still on vacation and total lack of any imagination whatsoever  I think this might be my only postcard !  I thought about what I knew about Austria(visited the Tyrol once lots of years ago), my first thought was of the amazing scenery(and my first ever scary trip on a cable car),my next thought was of Julie Andrews dancing across the meadows and that then led me on Johann Strauss ,viennese waltzes etc  so my PC became a collage of these things.
Then to the charactors ,this is the really hard bit for me as I don't seem to have a "fantasy gene" . My first charactor is Elsie Jones, who is a Variety Show Artiste and her admirer, Edward who is a classical musical artiste, I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen to the two of them !

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  1. Hello, sorry I don't know you yet, you seem a tad pessimistic for someone who has put together a lovely picture, has 2 characters and their first completed back. Please don't give up, we will never find out what happens and we are all here in between posts if you need some encouragement, help or to bat ideas about :)

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  2. Yay Joan, you have done better than me. I started to prepare last week, but still haven't got to this weeks postcard or even thought about characters yet. I think it's great that the story will unfold as you think of things at the time, that's what makes it exciting. Please don't give up. I want to know what happens to your characters.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  3. This is a great card, the collage is wonderful, perfect images and well balanced. You dont need to have a fantasy story, so many people are doing 'mysteries' it would be nice to have some cards with just regular chatty conversations on them. please do come back next week.

    if you are ever unsure join the facebook group and put your ideas out there to get feedback.

    So far today we have had painting,sketching,stamping,collaging,digital images..all sorts, and that is how it should be. You are not going to be compared with anyone else, just do what you love.

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  4. I want to know more about the variety show artiste - what a great reason to travel. A very colorful character, I'm sure, catching the eye of a classical man. Please do continue. I love collage (bits and pieces of the country's culture). We are going to learn so much this year.

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  5. Please Joan, stick with it. I am already intrigued with your characters. Will it be love? A variety hall artiste,fabulous. Just go with the flow. Your Postcard is terrific, I am hoping I will develop as the weeks go on, we can do it together. I'll support you, if you support me. Caz

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  6. Your postcard art and story line is wonderful! I'll hope you will continue on - we're all anxious to see what Edward hears back! The characters and writing "the story" is the hardest part for me too.

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  7. Well as everyone else has said despite you thinking your mojo has gone away it looks well and truly present to me. Great start to he story and a great card... Please be cheered on by us all to continue. X

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  8. I do not have my story all planned out. I have two characters. One has written one has not. They live worlds apart. I am learning about them as we go. You have two characters. You have the start of a storyline. You have a wonderful collage postcard for your first instalment. you have readers waiting to see what happens. Not only do we want to peak into the characters correspondence be it exciting or mundane, we want to see your art. Each of us brings different things to this challenge and that makes it fun. Please don't give up.

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  9. beautiful card Joan, I hope you do carry on with this I am very much looking forward to seeing what you come up with for next week. I havent planned my cards or characters story yet just letting it all happen really. Hope to see you raging on with the challenge :)

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  10. Oh yes, please do carry on! I am already wanting to know what the relationship is between your two characters (great choices of characters, by the way), and your postcard is PERFECT for Austria.

    See you next week!

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  11. Joan...your characters are marvellous..the idea of the story is just to go with the flow, be inspired by the countries they visit. You don't have to be as anal as me and have a whole story in your head fighting to get out lol. All you need to know is..are they going to get together in the end? The rest is their adventures in the meantime. The suspense of the story for your readers is that we don't know :D XXX

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  12. I know how you feel, but I'm hoping that everything will settle down once I get into the swing of it. Your postcard is beautiful and you have two wonderful characters. Good luck !! A xx

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  13. That's the best bit of stories - you don't know what's going to happen. Just sit at your keyboard and write... the words will come - honest!

    Remember... Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every by-way til you find your dream!!!

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  14. Joan, it looks great to me, are you sure your mojo went missing.
    Yvonne x

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  15. I think your postcard is lovely Joan and at least you have two characters!! I am still pondering this one, the concept is amazing but as for the storytelling that I leave to my son who is an author!,I may have a go though co it's niggling me so I have to come up with something;)
    Val x

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  16. beautiful card. love the silhouette of the couple with the massive white mountains in the back very dramatic. And yeah to having your characters. The process will bring revelations and I'm looking forward to see what happens.

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  17. When I saw your postcard I went wow so you didn't do so badly. So I hope you keep this going and it is just wonderful how things devellop on the way. I think that is the best bit!!!Well done I will say to you.

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  18. I think most of us are in the same boat, not knowing exactly where this is going! I think that leap of faith is what will get us creating and posting most weeks. Think how great it will be to look back at the end of the year and see what you accomplished.
    By the way, I think you are off to a smashing start!

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  19. Oh, please carry on! I only have a vague idea where my story is going, but no idea how I'm going to get there - that's the fun bit! x

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  20. Ohhhh Joan so happy you are doing this challenge with us, please dont give up, you sound just like my friend margaret who is also doing this challenge, considering your mojo is on holiday too ( did he send a postcard lol) I think you have done a wonderful job - dont give up, you have made a fabulous start, cant wait to see what you have in store for us this week, PS thankyou for your lovely words on my blog the other day and a happy new year to you honey xxx

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  21. Oooh..do keep going..I was really intimidated by all the talented people entering and didn't have a clue what to do, but it's going to be a huge learning process and I'm sure we'll get the hang of it ! Don't have any idea about what happens next for my characts either - I sense a hint of romance for yours !! Esther xx

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  22. Beautiful card and lots of scope with variety artistes. Looking forward to postcard 2 and the next instalment!

    Janet xx

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  23. Late joining in so playing catch up, great start, like your postcard.
    Jen x

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