|a maple curiosity - a watercolour painting on a postcard by Felicity Grace|
As I was packing to go to France, I received a delightful postcard from Felicity Grace (Felicity's Philosophies and Other Curiosities).
One of the things I like so very much about this project is how people choose subject matter particular to them and also related to the person who's receiving the card
Felicity Grace knows how much I enjoy botanical art and her postcard for me is a delightful painting of a maple twig. I love interesting leaves and these are gorgeous.
I'm not sure what she's painted on but it's a lovely warm buff coloured card with little crimson red flecks in - which reminds me of the papers which incorporate petals and leaves.
At this time of year I should be drawing something bursting into life, but this dried up maple twig is what caught my eye. Below are Acquilegia seed heads from my garden......
|Acquilegia seed heads from Felicity's garden|
The sketch on the envelope was so effective I thought it was something that had been printed and done specially for people sending envelopes from Geneva!
and on the envelope, the Jet d'Eau - something "Geneva" for you
The Jet d"Eau in Geneva
Hope you have a fabulous time in Provence!
All the best Felicity
I'm sat here writing this in London - while having a break from the panic associated with packing and generally getting ready for a long drive across France.
By the time this publishes I should be sat in the sun with Robyn enjoying the view from our temporary home in the Vaucluse.
I didn't get a sketch done before I left so whoever is getting my sketch in June will definitely be getting a postcard sketch from Provence!