Art Therapy is where Rae & Nancy make postcards and send them to each other. Yes, we get real mail.
This postcard sat on my desk for weeks, waiting to be finished. Until I figured out it was finished. I tend to overwork things so it felt good to not add any more. That little card with the girl would also surface in my desk mess endlessly. I love her energy and it seems like you as a little girl, Nancy.
I am less pleased with this illustration. But this, for me, is also an exercise of not remaking something 5 times until perfect. I used colored pencils and watercolor pencils. I really like the drawing until I overworked it. The black lines in the flower seem too harsh and I should have done something else with the handwriting. But I learned things, so that was good.
I think this postcard of Nancy’s tells it own story. And knowing Nancy as I do I see this card as where she is in her life.
Nancy’s comment with this illustration was… trying out a new style or maybe same old style just different paper and pencils.
I think it is a little of both.
Mail is good. I am always excited to see an oversized kraft envelope in the mail from Nancy.
Make someone’s day, send some real mail.