This has been a very difficult card, and as I write this I am still not sure what I intend to do. My recipient has said on her profile that she does not want to receive any hand-made cards or painted. She was in fact very strident on what she did and did not want to receive which but my back up. So do I paint her a card or not?
Now Postcrossing make it very clear that the choice of what is sent is up to the sender and while the receiver my put forward a preference they cannot dictate what you send. So I have painted a postcard, but now I don’t really want to send it. Maybe I will just share it with you on the blog and send her an ordinary postcard. Not sure. Don’t want to send something I spent hours in creating to someone who has already said they do not want it.
- Topic The topic was easy as the recipient likes tea and coffee and I wanted to do a tea-cup for her. I decided against a pretty rose print one and did a retro one as she likes the Beatles.
- Technique This postcard and the next I did on the weekend and I had time to get out my paints. I prefer acrylics as they are cleaner than oils, and easier to work with then gauche. I haven’t had the paints our for a while and it was good fun.
- Outcome Very happy with this one. It turned out how I wanted and it has a nice fresh feel to it. I have also refrained from putting a border around it.
I will let you know what I do with the card.