I have been learning that making purple is not as easy as just mixing red and blue together, as I first heard. Different reds mixed with different blues can make colors that vary from pink, to lavender, blue, purple, violet, brick, and a whole bunch of greys. I am attempting to keep it all straight on these watercolor sheets for future reference.
The other thing I have started, really has me hooked - I am making postcards. For my birthday, Darling Alicia (note the capital "D"), sent me a pack of watercolor postcards. The idea is that we can paint them and send them to each other. I totally L-O-V-E that idea. Below is the first one Alicia is getting. (BTW Alicia, I hope you read the title, "Check The Mail" first before seeing your postcard here. You should have it by now.) Below, you can see a photo of the little postcard she is getting.
I don't know about all of you, but I love getting REAL mail, the kind that you have to sit down to read, the kind that you keep. Other than when the second love-of-my-life, the UPS man, delivers art supplies to my house, the only mail I like getting is the handmade personal ones. I have been the beneficiary of awesome handmade mail from Alicia several times now.
While Laela was gone, she sent me postcards from all the places she visited, taking extra care to handpick the stamps that went on them.
She knows I have been doing that lecture series on Beethoven, so this stamp, below, stamped with the symbols used in the Chinese language, is extra special to me. It was hard to imagine that while I listened to Beethoven, here at home, my babies feet were walking on the Great Wall of China.
My awesome sister-in-law is great with remembering ALL special occasions AND remembering to send a note or a card in time for the event. I happen to be from the more forgetful part of the family - OK, so I lead that camp. It doesn't mean, though, that I am inconsiderate or that everyone is not in my thoughts. My timing is just always off.
Anyways, what I am trying to get at is that if you are in dire need of getting something more special in the mail than your typical postman delivery blues, I would like to send you a card. When you comment, as most of you know, you have to fill out your email. No one will see it but me. Just leave your comment and I will "whip" out my brushes, or my scissors and glue, and begin working on your postcard. I can contact you via email so we can get all the address issues done right without sharing that info with the rest of the world. And just so you know, this is a personal thing .. it is not about selling anything, or getting the word out there about me or anything of the sort. I just thought you might like to see a little handmade colorful postcard in and amongst all the regular mail you get.
Let me know,