Thursday, October 1, 2009

Reach 2

I wasn't totally satisfied with the previous version so I repainted it with a few changes. I'm sending this one to several people, in the hopes of starting a postcard rally. The incredible collage artist and children's book illustrator Carin Berger, artist and blogger extraordinaire Catherine Thursby will receive this illustration printed on watercolor paper.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I decided to change the subject to a girl (see sketch below) because I am sending this card to Kyle - who is about to leave her home of 18 years to follow her own star. Gouache on chipboard.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

doodling can take you places

I was doodling while I was supposed to be drawing something else (of course). Think I will paint this scene for my next postcard submission.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Photographs by Kathy Jackson

My sister, Kathy Jackson, sent these two lovely photographs. The first one was sent to me, because she knows that I appreciate this aesthetic from an earlier time as much as she does. (plus we both love that Sinclair dinosaur!) The peaceful, snowy scene at day's end is going to her friends Karen and Suzanne.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I'm really not sure who to send this one to...
Gouache on chipboard.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Twofer from Miss Wood

Deb Wood, very excellent friend and design guru at Positive I.D. created these two fun and totally appropos cards. (I want some of that stimulus package!) She is sending one of them to another friend and artist, Chris Purcell. Art was composed digitally from hand drawn elements.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ethereal Nightscape from Tracy Gallup

Woohoo - another submission! This beautifully dreamy night scene just came in from Tracy Gallup. It is watercolor on watercolor paper. Tracy tells me that Doug is the lucky recipient of this card because they "have seen so many wonders outside out window together...moons with halos, unbelieveable sparkling snow and tree shadows, shooting stars and lacey trees."

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh yeah, we were cool

I wish I still had this outfit! My sister Kathy, the other wearer of this fabulous ensemble (made by our very talented mother) will be receiving this postcard.
Gouache on chip board.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Danger Will Robinson

Remember the t.v. show "Lost in Space"? (dating myself here...) I had a little polyester number that I just loved. Made feel like I would be right at home in the Robinson's flying saucer. Angela Kline will be receiving this card, as I know she remembers her favorite outfit.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Did I mention that Jack is an excellent doodler?

Submission #2 from Jack. Colored markers on watercolor postcard paper.
This one is going to Brian.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First Submission - from Jack

I was so excited to receive the first submission today! After receiving his postcard from me, Jack was inspired to create two postcards of his own (instead of studying for finals). This one is going out to Emma. I'll post his other card tomorrow.
Colored pencil on Windsor & Newton postcard paper.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Try to resist puppy dog eyes

I never tire of painting dogs. This puppy is going to visit zany children's
book author & illustrator Laurie Keller. Hopefully, her kitty won't mind.
Gouche on chip board.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Wave

This card is going to Jack, of course. He's been a really good sport about his hair being the subject of a postcard. I look forward to his postcard submission, as he is an excellent doodler.
Goache and ink on chip board.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Word of the Day, Part 2

A Nightingale is the commonly used definition for Philomel, but one reference defined it as a stringed instrument similar to a violin. This bird is flying to Deb & Doug wood, two designer/illustrators with uniquely different & wonderful styles. Instead of watercolor paper, I used chip board. I like the way the gouache sits on the surface of the board.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Word of the Day

Whenever I read the word "inchoate" in an article or story, I have to look up the definition, then promptly forget the meaning and have to look it up again the next time I come across it. Maybe if I associate the word with the picture, I won't forget it...(can anyone say visual learner?)
Chris Roberts-Antieau, choate artist extraordinaire, will be receiving this card.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Nesting Dolls

These little ladies are going to the lovely dollmaker, illustrator and author, Tracy Gallup. Gouache & ink on Windsor & Newton postcard paper.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

G'bye...Don't forget to write!

I have a thing for Robots. Who doesn't? This little pink bot
was sent to funky John Dinser a.k.a. Rocky. Gouche and ink on Windsor & Newton postcard paper.