I drove through a new neighborhood that completely freaked me out the other day.
Every house was 100% identical. Not even a TINY amount of variation, other than the cars in the driveway. Even the one builder tree (don't get me started on THAT - you'll be here all month) was exactly the same height, and placed in exactly the same spot in the yard.
It really gave me anxiety - I felt like I couldn't breathe driving past house after house that looked exactly the same, and when I was safely out of there I realized that it is because that degree of sameness is extremely disorienting. Forget about the creepy lack of individualism - how in the world would you not come home every evening and feel like you had dementia? What if you were slightly impaired by cedar fever or a large meal and you just wandered into the wrong house?
It was very unnerving, and sort of 1984ish.
I hope no friends move into that neighborhood - I'll never be able to come for a visit. At least not without being medicated.
That strange experience inspired today's card. I'm still completely obsessed with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits. (You still have time to sign up for my online class using these. Registration closes at the end of the month!)
But I wanted to do something different because I thought it would be fun to add color to them. And make each little house unique. So I cut them out of watercolor paper and used my FineTec watercolor for a 10 minute card.
And, just for you, a tiny video showing the process and some of my strange observations, as well as a tip for cleaning your die cuts.
This is the perfect card for today because it's hotter than a pregnant mouse in a wool sock outside.
It's so hot my hair is sweating.
It's so hot the trees are whistling for the dogs.
You know - hot.
But I'll take hot over rain any day - so let it hot. :)