This month's "Orange" advertising contest was an essay competition: How does your craft reflect your personality? Would examining a selection of your creations give someone who doesn't know you a good idea of who you are, or would they get it all wrong?
The winning entry was submitted by Can't Forget Cards. The win includes one month of advertising on this blog.
Can't Forget Cards is headed up by two UNC graduates. Each card is handmade and one of a kind, and the artists employ a variety of media to create the cards. As Megan states in her essay below, each card's interior message is also a bit of a twist, ensuring that Can't Forget Cards are truly unforgettable.
Megan's winning essay:
As my main creative outlet, my cards reveal the real me. Because my cards are original, a lot of thought goes into making them; I have to pull from my background and life experiences for ideas (for example, I own a husky. One of the cards includes a drawing of huskies pulling a sled).
My attention to detail on the cards also applies to all other aspects of my life; I like to get things done, and well. While working on a card I often use pencil first, which highlights the fact that I don't like to rush into things. Once I have a plan I'm happy with, I commit firmly - in this case with markers (ha ha).
This card in particular speaks a lot about me: Checker Cupid Card
My favorite color is green and the card uses green in it. Just kidding, it's so much deeper than that. By poking fun not only at the entire Valentine's Day holiday, but also delivering an unexpected message, my sarcasm and wit shine through in this card's overall message. Also what you see on the outside of this card, isn't necessarily what you get on the inside - sort of a creed I live my life by: the good ol' don't judge a book by its cover.
Because they cover many topics, and use many different materials, my cards show that I'm fun, interesting and eclectic. They're more a labor of love than anything else, so my soul goes into them.