Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Watercolor Greeting Cards

Back last spring, when insomnia and I began our current relationship, I chose to use the early morning hours to paint (instead of complaining there were too many unproductive hours in the day). Coffee tasted better at 2 or 3 am, when I had the run of the kitchen and sweets were the only foods that remained palatable because of Ibrance.  So, coffee, cookie(s) and a paintbrush were in hand while I half-way watched reruns of Midsomer Murders. A year ago, it was rocks that I painted.

The insomnia continued, so I changed my painting target to that of wooden discs. Discs were kind of intriguing, but I could give away only so many.  And they were a real bust on Etsy, so I closed up my Etsy shop fairly soon after opening it. No wealth there.


Back in May of 2017, I was still painting rocks, interspersed with paintings for my study and one acrylic canvas for a friend.

Next I went on to painting Christmas cards. I really enjoyed making them, and watched YouTube videos for some differing ways to mount small pieces of watercolor onto the fronts of plain white purchased note cards.

Welcome, 2018.  Now comes this year's collection of greeting cards and little miniatures of fanciful flowers and people, and even a rabbit or two.
Rabbit and this vase of flowers are matted and framed and are wall hangings:

Below are some miniatures that were used for card fronts.  


  1. And welcome to you Nancy. How fabulous to 'see'you. I adore all of your beautiful work and Bunnykins is really special. Sorry about your Etsy shop. Happy Easter to you.xx

  2. Glad to hear from you, Nancy. The bunny, the woman in red, and the sideways rose are my favorites out of your watercolors. The Humpty Dumpty looking rock was funny.

  3. Hi Nancy! So nice to hear from you here! Esty is not always easy! Those cards are really nice! I enjoyed looking at them! I esp liked the pink one, 7th from the bottom!!! God bless you!!! Insomnia is really difficult!!! Will pray for you about this today. much love to you!!!

  4. How truly lovely to see a post from you and your new work, I have to say your 'card fronts' are the best of your creations, I love the simple, loose style of your flowers and the colours and it seems your art has taken a new and really pretty direction - I do hope you are feeling strong and rested. Happy Easter. Betty x

  5. Oh Nancy, what beautiful work! LOVE the cards:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  6. I love ALL those cards. I was just looking at a fancy stationery store yesterday at boxes of notecards, and I have to say, none of them was as appealing as your collection.

  7. Love, love, love all your "art cards"!


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