~You've Got Mail~
For those who love writing (and receiving) letters as I do, You've Got Mail is now available in my little Etsy shop. A whimsical 8.5" x 11" print.
"Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds"
I love snail mail, always have. Emails are wonderfully convenient and fast, but there is, and always will be something so lovely about finding a card in the mailbox and sitting with it in your hand. Reading the handwritten words from a friend and loved one is good for the soul.
Creating cards, writing cards, taking a little extra time to personalize each one, adding a stamp and sending it on its journey ~ I take great pleasure in each and every step.
You've Got Mail pays homage to the art of letter writing. From Air Mail to Snail Mail.
Sparrow wears a blue jacket with red pocket, and carries a satchel with red and white polka dot strap and black buckle. Always ready for inclement weather , Sparrow wears wellington boots for those long routes and stylish walking. And just look at all those lovely letters and postcards.
Once Sparrow has flown them in from far away places, snail, who represents a slower pace of living, will take over.
Someone is in for a lovely surprise ♥
Also added to the shop today are 2 more additions to my © Women of the Woods Series.
The Aviary Keeper & Wide Eyed Wonderment.
I am always fascinated with legends and Legend of Wood Spirits is one that has always resonated with me.
~Legend of Wood Spirits~
It has been told, that wood carvers from many cultures look for an image, such as a face or animal seen embedded into the grain of the wood, and then, through their carvings, work to free it.
Throughout history, various cultures believe that these Spirits inhabit the trees of the forest.
some believe that these Wood Spirits have been living within the tree from the very beginning bringing luck and blessings to those who find shelter within them.
This legend along with calm woodland walks with Archer served as my inspiration. I remember the first painting I did, long before I thought of doing a series of paintings. It seemed to appear out of nowhere ... a face out of the tree ... branches representing hair.
My sketchbooks are not very big due to the fact that I more often than not, take out a sheet of watercolour paper and draw, rarely erasing anything! What I draw is what I paint. So when I was continually drawing images as though they were tree spirits I realized that I had a series of prints :-)
A friend mentioned a month or so ago, that one of my prints appeared "smudged". I had to go back and look at the original and then it dawned on me. Tree Spirit! ... I have painted the faces as though they have emerged from the bark of a tree ...each face will have blotches and crevices, colour variations ~ just like the bark of a tree ♥
I would like my pictures
to look as if a human being had passed between them,
like a snail
leaves its slime.