I read Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins last week. I’m reading the second book in the trilogy.  If you are interested in fast-paced action adventures….then these books are a must read for you.  The books are actually written for young teens but people of all ages are reading them.  The movie Hunger Games will be out a week from this Friday.  I hope we can find a theater near us that will be showing the movie.

I finally finished my postcards yesterday for iHanna’s yearly postcard swap .  Last year I made cards with collage and acrylic paints.  I wanted to do something different this time.  The faces and giraffes were drawn with my non-dominant hand using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen or an IDenti-pen(extra fine).  I used a Sharpie fine marker on most of the floral doodle cards.  I colored those with watercolors and Tombow Brush Pens.


18 thoughts on “Postcards

  1. Janet March 13, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Oh, your postcards look GREAT!! I love the giraffes. Whoever gets one of these postcards will be doing a happy dance!

    I haven’t read those books but I’ve heard a lot about them and the movie.


  2. lee March 13, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    I have read all 3 books and loved them, I am waiting for the movie, I love love the postcards, if i had to have a fav it would be the first one, but hey if you got me, i love them ll


  3. melanie March 14, 2012 / 3:35 am

    I LOVE your cards! I hope one of them mysteriously finds its way to my mailbox!


  4. Sarah March 14, 2012 / 4:15 am

    Wow – you draw so much better with your non dominant hand than I do with my main hand 🙂 – I especially love the giraffes


  5. Danielle March 14, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    There are going to be some very lucky 0postcard recipients! I absolutely loved the HG trilogy & can’t wait for the movie, though I’m a little concerned with some of the casting choices….:)


  6. Corrine March 14, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Wow amazing drawing for the non-dominant hand, love your bright colors too. xox


  7. Andria March 14, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    These cards are all great, but I love, love, love the giraffes…”stand tall”…so awesome!


  8. amy March 14, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    So vibrant and expressive!


  9. spilledinkguy March 15, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    So nice, Mary! The combination of rich, visitant color and your elegant and energetic line work is going to have the recipients of these cards smiling! They are all incredible… I’m especially drawn to that blue-eyed blonde lady in your eight piece… I love all the visual layers… she’s a real looker!


  10. Amber March 17, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Received my card today! My two year old son pulled it out of my pile of mail and said “this one’s for me!” He loves giraffes. It is now proudly displayed in his room. A wonderful postcard and a work of art! Thank you!

    I’ve never thought of drawing with my non-dominant hand. I’ll have to give it a try!!


  11. cynthia eloise March 18, 2012 / 1:25 pm

    i’m so glad you like the postcard i sent. it was great knowing at least one of my cards was going to another doodler. i just used a micron pen #8 and a pad of postcards from the craft store. i think they were actually meant for watercolors but i liked the texture and weight. i enjoyed taking these along with me, often working on them during my lunch break at work. after finishing these i started notecards. i like the size.


  12. Francisca March 19, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful card I received in the mail today I truly enjoyed the vivid blue colors. I receivef the one that had the with the flower art. Thank you once again for sharing your art and creativity with me I will appreciate it. This is my second year in the swap. I am the Nebraska address.


  13. TJ March 20, 2012 / 11:18 am

    And they were drawn with your non-dominant hand?
    For Real? Absolute hand-made postal LOVE!!


  14. dianestaudt March 21, 2012 / 8:40 am

    OhMyGosh! I love your cards! You’re so talented. I hope I’m on your list!


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