This is my latest letter to Elle. I used photos taken this autumn in our garden and added some water color as decoration.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
This very big size card of Lednice-Valtice Area in Czech arrived from Ivana. - Looks really beautiful! From Wikipedia can be read that The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is registered in the list of monuments protected as World Heritage by Unesco.
Also the stamps which Ivana has used in this big card are really big, 5,4 x 4,4 cm!
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Ilona likes bats, so when there was an article of bats in our local newspaper, I saved it to be used in the letter for her. I wish I would have had a bat stamp. A stamp of a flying squirrel was the best I had for this purpose. :)
I glued the dark pictures on the notepaper and
used black color to write on white and vice versa.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I got four plates like this more than 20 years ago and I've never really liked them, so now I planned to get rid of them in connection of the coming kitchen renovation.
I have never really looked what is in the picture of the plate, but did it now, and what did I see: POST in the middle of everything! - Now I just CAN'T throw these away! :)
Friday, 7 October 2011
This card having a picture of a painting by Siri Derkert was sent to Hsin-Yi.
I and my daughter visited Siri Derkert's exhibition in Sweden this summer and I bought the card from there.
I hope Hsin-Yi has already received my card though I forgot to add the priority label on it!
This is what is written in Internet about the exhibition:
Siri Derkert (1888–1973) is a pioneer of Swedish 20th century art. Her early cubist paintings are attributable to international modernism, while her later work for the Östermalmstorg underground station (1965) in Stockholm marked a radical change in the notion of public embellishment.
For the first time since 1960, Moderna Museet is featuring Siri Derkert’s unique and multifaceted oeuvre in a major retrospective exhibition. Works from her youth, cubist paintings, fashion drawings from the 1910s, profoundly psychological portraits of children and adults, drawings and later experiments with materials such as concrete, iron strips and clay – all presented in a generous show that also highlights the life of Siri Derkert. Her works for public spaces often deal with the peace movement and feminism – issues that are as relevant today as they were for her generation.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Ivana liked my big bird card so much, that when I saw this similar kind of a big butterfly card at the book store, I just had to buy it to her.
I just have to become better in stamping. The middle part of the stamping in the upper left corner of the card didn't get any color at all. - I filled the empty place with a drawing colored with green stamping ink. :)