Saturday, May 30, 2009

some owl-y postcards

For those of you who might be unaware, there is this wonderful website called swap-bot that lets people all over the world share postcards, recipes, books, photographs, all sorts of delightful things.
I'm not really into artist trading cards (they're very big on swap-bot) but I do enjoy creating + sending postcards, if only to receive a few little pieces of handmade art in return!

Here are few little owl postcards I recently made for such a swap!
(that's my best owl-noise)

The fun thing about making postcards is they're great for all sorts of experimenting.
For these, I used a bit of crayon first for texture then some loose watercolor washes.

This one is my favorite:

On the back of each card I wrote out this quote from Winnie-The-Pooh:

'Owl, wise though he was in many ways, was able to read and write and spell his own name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST.'



  1. Very friendly looking owls! Where are they being sent?

  2. I don't remember... but they all went somewhere in the USA.

  3. Thanks for the reminder link! I totally forgot about where to go :)