I had high hopes for this postcard. I have been waiting to do it for awhile. I used to have a sticky note on my desk that said this. It is my Freelancer's mantra when I am lacking confidence. I wanted this postcard to be a better version of my sticky note. One that I could proudly share with the other freelancers, solopreneurs, makers, hustlers out there.
I love cussing. It feels great. One part of this fail is that I went too small on the graphic. And why? Fear. Fear to go bigger with the "motherfuckers." I let the fear of the bad word take over. "If I make it smaller, it will be less offensive, and I don't want to offend anyone." So I am calling bullshit on my fear. When I let my fear take over, I stay small.
While the execution of the postcard is lacking, the takeaway is huge.
FAIL. FAIL OFTEN.
Niji Carving Knives + Speedball carving tool
Speedball red + magenta water-soluble ink
Strathmore Bristol vellum, 400 series, 2-ply