Matters of the Heart
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Recently somebody asked about some of the Snail's favorite projects. That definitely includes the following! A dear friend's mom passed away and while going through papers in the process of closing the estate she discovered a file containing several watercolor paintings on lined notebook paper! They depicted the various flowers that had been growing in her parent's yard over the years. The work was lovely, but that lined background - yikes!
So, I scanned all the paintings and painstakingly removed all those lines from the nooks and crannies of the beautiful floral art. I created a light lavender border to add continuity and a botanical feel to the collection, then attributed the art to her mom on the back of the card. A tiny splash of judiciously placed sparkles gives the illusion of dew in the morning sun.
It is a collection of nine floral images presented on natural, smooth , weighty card stock with coordinating envelopes. The Poinsettia image was used to make small gift tags for Christmas. It touched my friend's heart and yielded tears of joy at the thought of being able to share her Mom's artistic gift with family and friends whenever she wrote to them.
This is the work that makes the Snail soooo happy!!
So, if you have some custom project you have been wondering about ... communicate!
The Snail is IN!!