It's a real treat! With added extras. ;) Ronelle is all about added extras! I oooed and aahhed and generally had a good time when I opened mine
I'm not saying any more than that about "the extras" so as not to spoil the surprise for my fellow Sketchercisers who will in turn get their envelope from Ronell!
Anyway, first off there is the envelope which I have down in the category of "added value" for both me and the postmen who have handled it. Lovely pen and ink and watercolour sketches of the "muettes" flying around the Loire
|"Les Birdies sur le Loire" - sketch on an envelope by Ronelle van Wyk|
|Pont de Montlouis by Ronelle van Wyk |
pencil and watercolour
I so admire people who can just touch in watercolour here and there. I've always wanted to be able to do that but somehow my brush manages to try to cover the whole sheet before I know it.
Here's what Ronelle has to say about the bridge and the birds
A loire sketch for you - the Montlouis birdge that has been bombed 13 times in WWII (by the Americans no less!!) and is the only bridge still standing. How is that for hope and determination?
The "muettes" are starting to nest on the islands in the Loire and along with all the bulbs peeping through the dark soil, Spring is tickling us with the desire to renew our lives..... our houses, our habits...like Sketchercise
I wish you the same... strength and determination like the Pont de Montlouis, renewal like the arrival of the Muettes and a non-stop flow of creativity like "La Loire".
Gros bisousRonellePS It is a postcard even if it is a bit big - it has two stamps to prove it!
|Ronelle van Wyk sketching the Loire - February 2011|
Now I wonder whose postcard I will get next month?