EXQUISITE CARDS

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

BLUE PINK RANANCULUS

Beauty in the simple & ordinary

on my desk
 … Taking a small Rananculus

experimenting with colors

layer: LOVE YOU
layer: flower fairy
and different layers on Photoshop.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FLOWERS OF CHINESE NEW YEAR

TREE PEONY

Certain fruits & flowers convey a rich & symbolic message for CHINESE NEW YEAR. Peony is called the flower of riches & honor by the chinese. A symbol of beauty as well as of love & affection.                                                                               Cherry blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity, long life & romance.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SYMPATHY DESIGN

carnation sketch

I can never predict what will set off a design idea. This sympathy card started with the word solace, something I heard over the radio. The word stayed with me for a day. I didn't have to flip thru too many sketchbooks. This sketch of a dying carnation from last week seems to be perfect for a sympathy card.


SOLACE, my new sympathy greeting
I border this drawing with something blue, that came from an exercise with watercolor.

Friday, February 6, 2015

WATERCOLOR

After a very detail oriented project, I'm back to playing with watercolor…totally unconscious.

Monday, January 26, 2015

CONTE & CHARCOAL

Sometimes, wonderful things can happen just by pushing & rubbing paints around…just being intuitive with the abstract shapes of the winter pines outside my window.