Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Lovely Day

It is so great to see the sun peeking through the clouds after several days of dreary weather this week.  As a Texan I am very used to sunshine and more than a day or two of rainy weather really takes its toll on my mood.


I am using this lovely day to get my house in order and tie up a few loose ends.  (I just now finally put away the last of the Christmas decorations.)  Windows and doors are wide open, David Wilcox station is playing on Pandora radio...all in all it's a great day to recharge and appreciate this precious life of mine.

I just put the finishing touches on a few ATC's and wanted to share.  I kept these simple...just Micron pen and watercolor with a bit of white gel pen here and there.


I have to really concentrate on not overworking things so these little quote cards offer a good opportunity to practice stopping before things get muddy. 


I've always believed less is more when it comes to calligraphy and watercolor.


That's really it for now...just wanted to share these before I start packaging them up to mail for a couple of swaps.  I hope you're enjoying this day, rain or shine.

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18 comments:

  1. The photo is gorgeous and I love your ATCs. The lettering is great with the subtle grey shadow. I must work on my lettering! Do you mind if I PIN your entry?

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. By all means, pin away!

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  2. I love your handwriting/printing on these, so delicate and clear. Beauty day in that photo. xox

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    1. Thank you, Corrine. One of my goals this year is to really develop a few new handwriting styles. This is one of my favorites so far. Hope you are doing well.

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  3. Hello Janice, great to see you're back here with your lovely cards and sunshine, have a great week! xx

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    1. Hey there, Kat. Yes, I'm starting to get back in the swing of things...looking forward to lots of new projects for the new year!

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  4. That sky is beautiful - so clear...and uplifting. I like the "do small things with great love" best - both the words and the dotty flowers (love your dots!).

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    1. I do seem drawn to dots lately, don't I? That's one of my favorite quotes.

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  5. Beautiful lettering! I love your ATCs.xx

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    1. Thanks, Lizbeth. I enjoyed seeing yours, too! Very inspiring!

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  6. Beautiful cards ~ I love all of the quotes, especially "a light heart lives long" by Shakespeare. I used it in one of my tags for the Inspiration Avenue Tag Swap :)

    The photo of the sky is stunning. Sunshine always lightens my mood too! Thanks for sharing your ATCs at IA this week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maggie, and thank you for the opportunity to link up! I am really enjoying seeing everyone's amazingly creative ATC's!

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  7. Simple, yet so delicate and beautifully done! Love the was you shadowed the letters.

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  8. These are wonderful in their simplicity.

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    1. Thank you, Lou Anne. I just followed the rabbit trail to you Misplaced Mermaid blog. That is so much fun! It looks kike you're having a great time with that project.

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