We'd like you to feature kindness on your crafting projects over at the Alphabet challenge, which means exactly that: use the word "kindness" in whatever you show us.
Not being from an English speaking country, I'll use English phrases on my cards every now and then, but they'll be something universal like "Happy birthday", "Thanks", or "Congrats". I'll sometimes use a quote, too, but I'll need to make sure the recipient has enough English skills to understand the message behind the text, and not be offended by the use of a foreign language. If thats not the case, I'd find English on my projects rather... Strange? Unusual? Inappropriate?
But here we are, looking for the exact word to be used. Since a single noun without context would be a bit weird, I had to come up with something else. I didn't want to go with the standard "Thanks for your kindness" - in part, because some other DT members have already done it, but mainly it would be weird to give thanks in English instead of using the familiar "Hvala".
I decided to look for quotes that include "kindness", and found quite a few I could use. For each contender, I had a quick brainstorm on what kind of card would go with it. In the end, I picked this very simple wisdom of Dalai Lama. My decision was based mostly on my idea of a very CAS card (mainly due to time issues that come with with last-minute crafting). However, I also like how the saying implies that no matter what you believe in, we're all here to be kind to one another.
The image of Buddha comes from an old magazine, I cut it out back then thinking it might come handy some day. With the serene quote picked for my card, I now picked the image from my stash, fully prepared to do some arrangements in order to make both fit to the card base and to each other. Imagine my surprise when I realized it fits the card base just as it was! No re-cutting or measuring, just glue and go.
I'm not sure whether I've hit the right note as the card looks a bit plain, but I figured I'd leave it like that for now. On the one hand, I can still add pearls later if needed, but on the other hand I think I might just go with a very simple card that matches the "very simple" part of the quote.
Radensko polje in autumn. Simple remains of the harvest, and some kind people, too. I think I should go visit sometime soon.
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