I love flowers, all kinds of flowers, but wildflowers and I go back to my childhood days. As a little girl I created a booklet containing pictures and descriptions of various wildflowers. It was so fun to draw them. I showed the booklet to my teacher expecting her to praise my efforts, but sadly I got nothing from her except a little lecture. She told me all the effort I put into those flowers would be better spent on my general school work. Ugh! I guess she wasn’t much into flowers or art.
I didn’t draw another flower for years and years and years.
But now that I’ve become a lady of letters often creating my own stationary I decided it was time to get back to drawing flowers. Art play is such a relaxing thing. Focusing on beauty is very therapeutic and I’ve read that when we focus on beauty it becomes us. The beauty enters our spirit and lifts us up.
Of course a letter requires a few pages of paper so I add extra sheets into each correspondence card. The cards become little books. Colored twine fastens the pages together.
I also think it’s very nice to say a thing or two about the flower pictured so I write a few lines on the back cover of each card – where you might find the flower or other general information. I guess that’s the teacher in me.
You can enjoy a walk in the park admiring wildflowers but not until you draw them will you notice all the intricacies of their design.
It’s hard to focus on a flower and not feel just a little bit happier. That’s probably why flowers are a great hostess gift or why they’re sent to sad people at the loss of a loved one.
Just like people there are all kinds of flowers – the delicate ones, the big ones and small ones and the prickly ones too. It’s just amazing to me how very many kinds of flowers there are.
I won’t run out of subjects to draw for a very long time.
If you’re one of my pen friends you may have already received one of these wildflower correspondence cards containing a letter, but if you haven’t received one yet you soon will.
I will also be selling these cards at the talks I do promoting the art of letterwriting. One card will sell for $3.00.
Packages of 10 assorted wildflower correspondence cards can be ordered by mail. One package of 10 sells for the discounted price of $25.00 plus $3.00 for postage and handling costs.
If ordering send your check to Carol Ann, Lady of Letters at the address shown above.
But if you enjoy dabbling with watercolor pencils yourself make your own wildflower correspondence cards and write me a nice long letter using one of them because as you know . . .
Sharing Doubles the Joy.