A friend gave me an gift–a toy with potential. These word cards are made by Maruman, and have the wonderful name Mnemosyne–the Greek goddess of memory. The cards are sturdy paper (or light card stock) and blank. They measure about 4 inches long by 2 inches tall. There are 100 of them, fastened with a binder ring.
Their original use was for Japanese and Chinese language students to create their own flash cards. Learning a language of symbols isn’t easy, as it requires memorization of hundreds of root words and building symbols.
What can I do with these wonderful cards? I’ve had some thoughts; they would make interesting tags for Art Abandonment. I could use them to catch my favorite quotes and short poems and have them all in one place.
But I’d like to add color. And making a collage on each one seems too small, even for me, who likes to work small.
Any suggestions? What would you do with these very interesting pages?
–-Quinn McDonald is an art journaler and a certified creativity coach, who is running short on inventive ideas today.