I had a discussion with Denise about my cards that I've been making. I showed her my new prototypes and she understood the pattern for one, but she didn't for the other. The one she did understand was the card I made with Kathleen Hanna's image on it. This one had bright orange and hot pink incorporated. She understood this because of the vibe that Kathleen puts off. She is a very colorful women. She's a very strong feminist who embraces her "girly" ways.
But the one that I made with Erykah Badu's image on, she wasn't feeling. She didn't understand my color choice and pattern. I used the primary colors, squares, and triangles. She saw that this pattern and these colors didn't go with the vibe of Erykah. I told her I understood and why I chose those colors. I didn't want to use colors associated with Erykah because I feel that it's too typical. I hated the thought of using African and earthy tones for Erykah. It felt too typical and cheesy. I like how the cards are quirky and off beat. With earth tones they aren't fun enough for me.
She did help me realize that I don't have to use geometric shapes for the cards. I can make up my own shapes. I can look at a woman and get a vibe from her. I can look at her physically and see what body language, personality, and an image she puts off. After I sit down and talk with her I can hopefully figure out what types of shapes I can use for their card. I really like this idea because it's so much more personal that just using random shapes because they flow well with the image. The card will tell more about the person too.