I have been part of a postcard swap group since 2005 that started as an outgrowth of a workshop at a VCQ meeting (Virginia Consortium of Quilters). We started with about 15 people making cards 4 times a year and as time has passed, the group has dwindled as well as the swaps per year. We are now down to 5 people and are sharing cards just twice a year (spring and fall), which really is plenty. It still provides a challenge but gives us lots of time to contemplate and execute our interpretation of the theme.
The fall swap theme was "rituals". While the dictionary definition focuses on ritual as a religious rite or ceremony, I went with the interpretation of a routine or repeated action. Especially since I have retired, I start every day with coffee and the newspaper, so that is what I decided to portray on my card. I started by taking 2 pictures, one of the Washington Post, the other of my coffee cup.