Friday, November 13, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

I've gotten a lot of postcards from friends this year and am going to post them - starting with this wonderful vintage picture one from Gina in Ireland. Isn't it amazing? Look at the size of that boat, and imagine those men fishing from that boat - wow! Thanks Gina - I love it.

Thanks for all your advice on the fence color. The funny thing is that I was leaning towards a pink color but was thinking that it might look like an Easter egg. Great to have the support of my buddies! Here it is with a pinkish fence (no polka dots KJ - altho the idea was attractive). This is going out to my friends today for their collection. The one below is from last year. I can see that I've gotten a bit more confident with colors!


Isn't it funny how you can look at something and think of changes you should have made? The first one...I should have put an airplane towing a banner with "First Annual..etc." sign, and in the second one, I should have put the 2nd annual notice on a towel hanging on the fence. Live and learn....

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, like the Monday morning coach. Ha.. I think they are wonderful and will be so meaningful to your friends. Ilike the fence with a little color. It brings out the girls.

AnitaNH said...

Happy PFF! Love your watercolor illustrations and the beautiful photos from Sunday!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looks wonderful pink. The wine in the glasses would have been lost on a dark fence. Fun Art piece.

Bea said...

Pink, never would have thought it but it's perfect! So, next year you add The Third Annual..... I think your friends are going to be delighted with receiving this one. I know I would. :)Bea

Snap said...

Wonderful card and you are right, look at the size of the boat! Wow! Love the pink fence. :D Happy PFF

Lynn said...

Yes the added color definitly finishes the painting supurbly.
The added plane and towel perhaps could be added now...but not necessary...although cute ideas.

Lynn said...

I forgot to comment on the fishermen and their huge boat. Does it say where they are fishing?
My husbands grand father was a fisherman out of Nova Scotia in a tall ship. He went down with his ship at age 35, cut off by a larger vessel. Many died.

Baino said...

I'm having a girls weekend with three of my own besties next weekend. We're just like you lot in your picture! Can't wait!

Debra Kay said...

I love watching the progression of your art Mim. It's part of your never ending search for balance....Hah!

Sheila said...

Is that what they would call a currach? Amazing that they could actually fish from it. A wonderful card to have been sent.

katie jane said...

Yeah, your afterthoughts are pretty good, but I still like the pictures you did. Every time I send a sketchbook in the mail I think, "Oh Darn, I shoulda....."
But yes, your sketching has improved. Neat, isn't it?

That is a coold postcard. I don't see many present-day postcards anymore. Wonder why?

Postcardy said...

I like the simple style of your illustrations.