Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hoorah, the postcards are done!

OK, so actually, that’s a fib.  SOME of the postcards are done.  But the rest are at least part assembled and almost there.

I have five finished ones to share, you can imagine the rest as they will look just like these ones, just with different quotes…

(they aren't double matted by the way - the postcards have a white border, the dark brown is just what they were sitting on when I took their picture)

I decided in the end to go with a fairly simple design - just one image and a line or two of text - so as not to cover up too much of that busy busy background

I used this heart image from The Graphics Fairy, and had fun researching a lot of different heart-related quotes to go with it, so each postcard could be unique.

Here are all the quotes I used (and a couple that I liked but didn’t use in the end), and where they came from.  See if you can work out who said what :)

(answers are in the comments)


1) Wherever you go, go with all your heart
2) There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart….pursue those
3) The heart forgets its sorrow and ache
4) Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
5) Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year
6) Only do what your heart tells you
7) Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this
8) Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout
9) I have a different constitution.  I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.
10) Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours
11) Let your heart guide you.  It whispers, so listen closely
12) The heart has reasons that reason does not understand
13) Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go
14) There are two tragedies in life.  One is to lose your heart’s desire.  The other is to gain it.
15) Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it
16) The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
17) It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye
18) The head thinks, the hands labour, but it’s the heart that laughs
19) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures


A) George Bernard Shaw
B) Jacques Benigne Bossuel
C) Ralph Waldo Emerson
D) Liz Curtis Higgs
E) James Russell Lowell
F) Homer
G) Confucius
H) Thornton Wilder
I) Steve Jobs
J) Hardy D Jackson
K) Antoine De Saint-Exupery
L) Buddha
M) Michael Nolan
N) Charlie Sheen
O) Princess Diana
P) the movie Land Before Time
Q) Louise Driscoll
R) James A Baldwin
S) Morihei Ueshiba

How many did you get right?


Sarah said...


1G, 2M, 3E, 4I, 5C, 6O, 7F, 8S, 9N, 10R, 11P, 12B, 13Q, 14A, 15J, 16L, 17K, 18D, 19H

Sue said...

See, I knew they would look fab when they were made up:)

SusieJ said...

Brilliant tags and I'm loving all the heart quotes Well done!
Hugs xx

Angelnorth said...

Love the anatomical drawing at the basis for these - fab postcards!

Lorraine said...

great cards with your own unmistakable style

Carol Q said...

being a bit of a fan of all things medical this image is right up my street. who would have thought all those quotes?

Virginia said...

Wow they are awesome, loving the colours and the textures, the 'real heart' image and the quotes are fabulous!

bockel24 said...

I´m so impressed with your cards! I´ve just participated in a different postcard swap and have already received 9 of 10 cards, but most of them aren´t as beautiful as yours!

Antonia said...

Hmm what fab-tasic quotes!!!

Sid said...

Brilliant cards Flo !

iHanna said...

They are awesome, love anatomic images of the heart! THanks for sharing and joining the swap!

She Who Doodles said...

awesome, i would love to receive one of your cards. very clever.

Fanie.ca said...

Hi Saray, :)
Really love your idea with the hearth shaped design and the sayings to go with them. I think it's a great idea!
Thanks for sharing your postcards with us. :-)

kate said...

Amazing, I love those quotes and the pictures..... so beautiful!

amy said...

I love all the quotes, and especially that they tie into the cards the way they do. I hope I get one. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for passing by my blog
I really enjoyed preparing this swap.
I look forward to receiving the postcard

Elin said...

Your postcards are great! I would love to get one of those.

Anonymous said...

You cards are so neat! I like the quotes you chose too!

Melanie said...

your cards look great. Wonder if I will get one of yours?!?!?! It is so fun to see all the different styles of artwork within this swap.

Anonymous said...

So dramatic with the anatomical drawing. Great quotes...hope I am on your list? xox Corrine

michelle ward said...

*thumbs up* love the cards.
love the quote list too.
i was so intrigued by the list as a scrolled down that i missed the part that said we had to guess.

Unknown said...

Fun contrast between the modern style backgrounds and the vintage heart.


Malin said...

Wow, I really like your postcards! Simple, yet different with all the quotes :)