Last night I showed Sam my latest collage card —
He laughed at it. “Donna and I were talking,” he said though, “and we love your cards, but they’re usually pretty dark.”
Mary agreed. “We tend to have a dark sense of humor.”
“Oh dear,” I said.
I’m working on memorizing verse about light. I’m attempting to memorize Isaiah 60 (Arise, shine, for your light has come…), but it isn’t coming easily. I think my head is crammed so full of new Croatian words that the Bible verses are struggling for a foothold.
“Get your elbows up! Push your way through!” I tell Isaiah, but God tends not to force Himself. I need to make the room.
But I digress.
Dark sense of humor. Dark cards. Yes, Sam, Donna, and Mary are right. Looking back over my collages, some do seem a little foreboding.
Maybe it’s my way of dealing with the darkness. Poke fun at it. Laugh at it. It’s better than becoming fearful or bitter.
Mary looked at the new card and said, “Between a rock and a hard place — that cat has a tough choice.”
“Between soap suds and a snake,” I said, agreeing.
So… in the spirit of snail mail and sharing and pushing back the darkness, I thought I’d have a little contest.
Do you have a caption for this picture? If you do, submit it in the comments.
If you’re the only submission — you win!!
If I get multiple submissions, I’ll choose my favorite.
If I get no submissions, Sam wins!
The winner gets ….. drumroll, please ….. the card in the mail.
I’ll announce the winner on Friday, get an address, and pop it in the mail on Saturday morning.
Just comment below and I’ll figure out a way to get in touch with you. 🙂
Snake from The Mapmaker’s Daughter by M. C. Helldorfer, illustrated by Jonathan Hunt.
Cat from Owls from Mother Goose Treasury, 2009 Publications International — it has a long list of illustrators and I don’t know who drew The Kilkenny Cat.
Window — I don’t know.
If you win and are expecting perfection, trust me, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
If you win and simply love the thrill of receiving snail mail, you’ll be happy.