Friday, July 15, 2011

Illustration Friday- "Gesture"

Pulling a goodie from the archives for this one- but it is topical for me at this point too: I love getting snail mail. A thoughtful letter is a such a sweet gesture!
Since recently moving away from my close friends, I've started writing letters (
letters! on paper! with stamps!) to them, versus emails/Facebook. I love the leisurely practice of sitting down at the table with a cup of coffee, writing on paper, cool stationery, the whole process. I've been trying to get the kids to write their Wisconsin friends & relatives too, both for the writing practice & the thrill of getting a response.
Plus, it's so nice to get mail that's not a bill, isn't it?

13 comments:

Connie said...

A hand written letter is indeed a nice gesture.

Angelia said...

Love your artwork!

Tracy said...

Very nice! I love this :)

Denyse said...

How precious! ... I hadn't noticed the bird at first! ... such a cute little detail!! ... Great submission :)

Jill Bergman said...

I love this drawing, Tina! Yes, getting mail that's not bills is so precious. Especially when they aren't rejection letters.

Suky Goodfellow said...

Nice! I like how the giraffe and the elephant are looking at one another - great use of space. :D

Amalou said...

Adorable illustration. I love your use of col and white space, works so well.

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Gorgeous work. I miss receiving hand written letters. An email is just not the same.

kartoon kid said...

Very cute!! I really love your style :D

Anne Curthoys said...

Lovely illustration, I quite agree on snail mail, I love getting letters!

JOSÉE SAVARIA said...

So touching!!!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Lovely piece. I love your use of cross hatching.

ruth said...

Yay! You're a Friday Favorite! http://hello7arts.com/blog/2011/07/friday-favorites-gesture/