March 11, 2010

Mail Sketch part 2

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It takes Courage to

grow-up and Become

who YOU really are.

-e.e. cummings

I am growing to love these little birdies. They each have a personality of their own. I needed to do 2 more pages in the Sketch Mail Journal, and I didn’t feel inspired to do anything, NOTHING!

Yesterday I came across this quote which I’ve always loved. I thought, maybe just maybe I could dress up a little birdie and have her speaking the quote. So, I got to drawing…..luckily aprons aren’t too difficult to draw. Boots seemed to be pretty easy as well. I was unsure what kind of hat to put on her. Initially I would’ve loved to draw a floppy little cotton floral hat, but thought it may look more like a hat if I just stick to a standard version. Added a watch on the wing and a flower off the hat…..and TA-DA! Done!

I am gonna miss this little greeny-girl bird with attitude! Cuz I think she’s what I want to be! You can see I even un-knowly dressed myself in the same color this morning! My new favorite color is this green, would that be “chartruese”? Anyone know?

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Here’s the up-close version of my new Bird with the quote. Why are we so afraid to wear a little color? Is it cuz it will draw attention to ourselves? And then what? Do we have to have something clever/funny/or cute to say then? Ahhh, whatever…..I say just do what you like, wear that shirt with the colors you adore in it!! And when people look……just Smile and Wave!!!

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And here is one of the reasons I adore Photoshop!! The quote bubble here makes much more of a statement than the white version, don’t ya think?

And Janet, if you’re out there….I should get this in the mail to you by tomorrow, hopefully :D

4 comments:

gypsy said...

Eden, What a cool idea! Such a tiny book and so much potential!

Serena said...

It looks great....those birdies are so cute and cheerful!

Angie said...

The wonderful thing about mailart is its spontaneity....do a color in the doodle for someone else to finish, carve a rubber stamps and fill the page with them. Share quotes, make lists, let your little one color a page, true mail-artistry has nothing to do with the art, it has everything to do with having fun and connecting with others. Get yourself and your address in other people's mailboxes and you will find yours fill with cards and letters from friends all over the world. Have fun!!

Sophie_vf said...

all these birdies are making me smile - I've never run across them before and they're absolutely delightful.

(but I love the white version of the quote bubble too!)

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