One of the more stressful parts of being self-employed is dealing with tax time. But once those bad-boys are filed (or at least, the first batch of them), you sometimes get to move on to one of the most delightful parts of being self-employed: The Taking of the Afternoon Off.
…So this is how I spent yesterday afternoon, making my postcards for the DIY Postcard Swap. Last year, I made quilted cards, which involved a fair amount of work. This year, I wanted something simpler and more spontaneous-feeling, so I dragged out my beloved ephemera collection and proceeded to make a huge, entertaining mess.
I love my two drawers full of precious bits of assorted paper! There are interesting notecards and playing cards and Loteria cards, and old catalog pages and product labels and canceled stamps. There are scraps of scrapbook paper. There are vintage wrapping papers and paint chips and pages from old books. I’ve had to make a law that I’m only allowed to keep two drawers of this stuff. Without that law, I assure you, we’d be buried in interesting paper.
I didn’t overthink this at all – I just sifted through and grabbed whichever bits that appealed to me in the moment. All ten were done within two hours. And you know what? I love how these postcards turned out! I should try not overthinking things more often. :-)
Not a bad reward for getting the dang taxes done. Maybe when I get the other half filed, I’ll do this again, just for fun. Want a postcard?