Friday, 13 January 2012

Darcy's Postcard Challenge - Spain, time to sketch!

I signed up to this challenge because I have a couple of books in my library, one written entirely in emails and another by the excellent Mark Dunn called Ibid a book written entirely in footnotes (very good if you haven't come across it - in fact he hasn't written a bum book yet) and my mind started coming up with ideas and I had to run with it.  I had not really considered how much more than that it would open up. Wow last week was a blast, all the different ideas the beautiful postcards, recognising like minded spirits :D

First my lovely pack of stamps turned up from Darcy and if that wasn't splendid enough it also contained this stunning postcard:



This week was the week of sketching for me, I had a lot of fun. My postcard front was done with pastel pencils (I got them for Christmas :) . I'll let the photies do the talking. 








37 comments:

Gina said...

Curiouser and curiouser...to coin a phrase! Fantastic sketches :D XXX

Doone said...

where next indeed,

it is fun to let our imaginations run riot..

dx

Jen said...

Great sketches, meeting some cool people on this trip.
Jen x

Annie said...

Thanks for trying again but the one above you has just guessed that number....if you'd like to try again I will delete your last comment [Just copy and paste it in with a different number....it's a little cheat I know but you are one of my best followers :-) ]
Hugs,
A x

Alison xx said...

Beautiful card and very interesting story, why so long between when it was written and when it was sent ??!! A xx

Joanna said...

Darcy's card is gorgeous - lucky you receiving it and the stamps :o)

Your Spain postcard is lovely - I wonder why the sketch will be needed in the future.....?

x

Kimber said...

Hmmmm...fascinating story.
Really like your sketched postcard!

debbi taylor said...

lovely sketched postcard - looking forward to how the story develops! x

Sandra Hoogland said...

Lucky you, receiving such a gift! :)
Your postcard is so pretty ♥
And I have no idea how your story will continue... Hope you have a plan where to go next! And I'll just wait until next week... :)

Catie Cuddles said...

What a gorgeous gift and what a fantastic curious story this is turning out to be! Love the card too!

Halle said...

Lovely sketch!

Darcy said...

wonderful sketches, so glad you are enjoying it.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Wow. sketching with the guys.

Margaret said...

beautiful work! lovely colours

Jamie Lynn said...

super

WrightStuff said...

Ooh I am so loving this... Yes, hang onto those sketches!!!!

Manon said...

Pass those sketches over to me they are no good to you lol! Loving the story, see you next week

Jay said...

pretty butterfly..

lorig said...

Interesting story line and great sketches

My Heart Exposed said...

beautiful postcard :)

miniroses said...

the pastels drawings are charming and your story line is fascinating.

Musicalscrapper said...

Lovely sketches - great story!

Jean

BadPenny said...

How lovely. Thank you for popping by & commenting. Lovely to have newbies or even newts visiting !

Rach said...

Lovely card and a great story.

craftattack said...

love your card and story and congrats on winning the stamps! Valerie

Janet said...

Great story and your sketching and pastels are charming. Thank you for your encouragement.

Janet xx

teri said...

Don't you love those pastels? Wonderful work.

Steph said...

very clever with the sketches.. Lovely work

Sunshineshelle said...

Really sweet, pleased I dropped by :)

NatashaMay said...

Great sketches and a lovely postcard from Spain. :)

Cynthia said...

love the sketch and landscape. been on many a canoe trip. love the intrigue

Tracey said...

Enjoying the narrative you are including in the book for your postcards, wondering why and how the date is important, but that is part of the story lol so will have to wait for all to be revealed, love the image - beautifully coloured xxx

Lyn Thurman said...

Lovely postcard :D

Esther said...

beautiful soft postcard image.. and the intrigue continues..Esther xx

Julia Smith said...

mmmm, more more, love the sketching.x

Annie said...

Do check out my blog for a nice surprise :-)
Hugs,
A x

Rosemary said...

Love this and can't wait to see how it evolves! Wonderful sketches!