Oh, my dear friend Shannah! How patient you are!
Look at this great mail art from my pen twin, Shannah over at Write Before Your Eyes!
I really can't get enough of the Chinese New Year dragon, very colorful.
I finally got the chance to respond and I gave her some hand drawn stationary. I just love drawing. It is really a comfort to me.
And yes, those are my hands holding a polka dot pencil.
S...for my name, for her name, for my favorite word...serpentine.
I have a thing with trees. When I was a child, I couldn't stop drawing trees. We had a giant sycamore tree in the back yard. The bark was ghostly white and in the winter when the leaves were all gone it was quite a sight. But I have drawn and stared at that tree all my life. I was always fascinated at drawing trees mainly because, you can't go wrong. A tree, in my opinion, is like a face, it can have many different expressions.
The above tree I drew from a memory of a house that I passed every day driving from school. It had these teeny-tiny little twig like trees lining the driveway and at the top was a mop of leaves. They always made me laugh. They reminded me of Carrot Top!
Again, I've taken these photos with my camera phone...and the contrast is no good. I did my best with editing but to no avail. The drawings are much darker in person and I hope Shannah enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed drawing them for her.
Here is the handmade envelope for her. I was tired of the plain manila envelopes and I have been itching to use this paper. It's simple but it's cute!
Until next time...