Category Archives: cards

Tiger Moth

I love field guides.  Birds, bugs, regional, whatever. They just fascinate me. I picked up a moth field guide at the library a while back and this week I finally got a chance to paint from it. Just a little note card for a friend.  I love how it turned out.  

   

Hudson

A friend of mine just had her first boy. I am so happy for her. I made this little painting for her. I also wrote the little poem to go around it. I don’t think my poetry is anything to write home about, but I like that it gives context to the illustrative theme I chose. It was all inspired by a story someone told me about a boy who collected pill bugs in his pockets and his poor mamma who washed his jeans without checking the pockets.
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I’ve been learning a new skill, and I find it rather exciting. Oh how I love youtube and those wonderful generous tutorial video contributors. When I was a kid I learned a little about pen calligraphy, with the flat nib, held at an angle, but it was so strict I never completely dedicated myself to it. Brush calligraphy appeals to me much more keenly. I still need loads of practice, but here is one of my first (presentable) attempts.  It’s a card for a friend who graduated this year. 🙂 SoFancy001