Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dragonflies through the mail~


Yesterday I was out in the yard - finally a day without 50 mph winds! - looking at my roses, thinking I should be snipping off the old buds. A dragonfly stopped by for a moment, and then went on his way. The mailman also stopped by, dodging the sprinkler as he left our mail. The mail has been, for as long as I can remember, one of the highlights of the day for both my dad and me. We love to get the mail, see what's there, and look at the stamps on the envelopes (my dad is an avid collector). Well, there weren't too many interesting stamps (have you seen those triangle-shaped ones about Jamestown? They are really cool.), but there was an interesting stamp of a different kind! I got several dragonfly images from A Measure of a Life, stamped and sent to me by Kelly Middleton. Thanks, Kelly! I thought it was so interesting that I had just seen a dragonfly, and then get several in the mail too! So, off I went to make this card. I hardly ever watercolor -- I don't really get it! - but I had just bought three Aqua brushes from Hobby Lobby yesterday, so thought I would give it a try. Not too bad of a result, but I need some practice! I used Green Galore on the wings (just because I love GG), with some Elegant Eggplant on the main body, and into the wings. For the rest of the square I did a wash with Sahara Sand and Elegant Eggplant, but the light of the evening washed it out in the photo. I used up some designer paper I had, and added black organdy ribbon.

The roses still need to be pruned.....

2 comments:

Melissa said...

I like how you relate postage stamps collecting to rubber stamp collecting. Nice way to introduce your topic of the day

nancy said...

For some reason, my comments don't go thru sometimes. This is the third one, so I'll say it again: I LOVE the dragonfly! I collect some dragonfly images (some I don't like!) and this is a good one! I love the watercolor wings. Twinkling H2Os might look good on them, too. Beaytiful colors.