I was the Winner…
I want to thank Les and his Mrs. for the beautiful hand-made greeting cards. I know this paper-cutting technique has a name, but I am not familiar with this type of art. Maybe Les can write in and describe the artistic technique his wife used. I received six cards and each one is equally as beautiful as the next. They are done so professionally on very nice paper stock, and sealed in plastic. The art is especially pleasing, cut out with an Exacto knife, I am guessing. A lot of work went into making these, each being a work of art.
I scanned these, but they are much prettier than I have shown here. I want to keep them in the protective wrapping until I send them to very lucky recipients. My favorite is the one above and I may never send this one.
Hand written cards were an art in itself at one time, and very few do it much anymore. I have a two friends that make stamped/embossed/painted cards to send each holiday. I always look forward to receiving them. I save them all as well, like the two from a dear friend above.
The card below I photographed so you can see the detailed cutting work.
I won these from A Tidewater Gardener’s website, for joining along on the original post, Winter Walk-Off, then being listed in the post Winter Walk-Off Wrap-Up. My post, Bark in the Park got this response from Les on his blog.
“When I read the title of this entry I thought for sure we were going to see more dogs, and I love dogs (cats, not so much). However, it was about trees and their bark, but I was not disappointed as I have always been a treehugger. Donna shows some impressive trees growing in her local park.”
Thank you Les for the link and the win. And thank you Mrs. Les for the beautiful cards that you made. I just love them.
Since this post has artistic flare and looks to others for inspiration, our W4W word is INSPIRATION. If you feel inspired, prepare a post on inspiration for Wednesday, 25 April.