Getting back in the postcard groove to complete a swap with the Postmark'd Art group. The theme is Whats in Your Backyard. My series is called Partridge Meadows. These are the first 3 of 9 in the making. The plan is to use various crayons, inks, paints, coloured pencils, markers, etc. to make them. The bird on the left was made using Neocolour II crayons and the back ground was made using pastel chalks and the chalk was set with a fabric medium...a tip I remembered from reading at Terry's blog. It can be found in the September archives.
The card on the right was done with all Neocolour II and Tsuneiko Inks using a dry to wet method and is a solid piece of fabric. The little birdie at the tops is all Neocolour II and will be applicqued to the yellow background. The birdies with the little red afros are the male wood crest partridges...the females don't have the red afros (one never knows when this information will turn out to be useful).
My girlfriend that I made the angel quilt for seemed to be quite moved by it. I intended on snapping a photo of her receiving it but by that point in the evening the vibe was so ethereal that taking a photo didn't even cross my mind. We both where in tears and it was such a most glorious evening for me personally to be among such beautiful spirit filled women. Look upon the faces of sisterhood:
I'm on the far right and my friend that received the quilt is on the far left. We've been friends for close to 25 years. The woman that snapped the picture for us had come over to our table to see what we where celebrating. We told her LIFE. We sat at our table at 8pm and we where the last customers to leave 3 hours later when the restaurant was closing. It was a very affirming night and I'm thankful to them each and all.