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Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jun 30, 2017 2:39pm
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I'm carving something right now that is really pushing my limits and is making me just about loose it. I didn't think it would be this difficult and it's starting to own me. So I decided to take a break and look at my book of LTCs. It is full of beautiful little works of art. I can't even begin to tell you how much joy all these LTCs bring me. But they do. So many people refer to them as "just paper" but to me they are so much more. They are little pieces of each of you...time you have invested...little gifts... There are so many times that as I color/create each of my LTCs I bring up the list of participants and think of each participant as I create "their" card. Weird I know...maybe creepy...but it's true. So as I looked at my book today I just want to tell you that I appreciate the effort and time all of you invest in making cards. They are truly a mirror of you. :)
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 3:11pm
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They are little pieces of each of you...time you have invested...little gifts...

I agree. :^)

Thanks for this wonderful post, Linden Leaf!
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 3:42pm
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I agree that art mirrors their maker. I understand the sentiment that you think of the person that the card is for as you make it too. I feel that way about quilts. When I sew for someone, I think of the person while making the quilt. Then, when someone uses their quilt, it's like wearing a hug.

My "just paper" comments are usually for people who are struggling to fulfill a commitment due to things happening in their life. Ultimately, they are "just paper". That doesn't mean they aren't REALLY AWESOME paper.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 4:25pm
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That's good to know, because when I join or list a tracker I choose my image from what calls to my deepest depths. A lot of times there's personal emotion or memory/experiences in my image choices.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 1:50am
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I think most people that stick around in doing LTCs feel similarly. I do the same thing, I start to create the card, then change things based on how I think people would like it. It's been a while since I've done any, but maybe this fall, I'll make another set.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 5:41am
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I love seeing everyone's skill levels change as they get better with each contribution! LTC's are a lot of fun!
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 9:25pm
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I had one ltc that was made for a tribute to a letterboxer who had passed. It reminded me how brave she was and I actually put it on my bedside table while I recovered from a difficult surgery. Some ltc's are fun, some are cute and some are awe inspiring....something for everyone. I wish my life had room for them, but it is not in the cards right now.
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Reply to: #947742 by storm rider
Jul 1, 2017 9:40pm
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I really enjoy your post. Thank you. <3