Sunday, August 14, 2011




Everyone's heard the old saying, "you have to suffer to be an artist." It's a daunting thought when we look at it that way but if we reverse the thought, "art we like, portrays an emotion," it's not so scary.

A few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to draw something but couldn't find inspiration. I was missing my daughters who have both moved too far away to easily visit. I had recently bought flowers to cheer up my house and thought how nice it would be to send them some too.
That was when the idea of a cuddly teddy bear with an armful of flowers came to me.

They say you should create a card with someone in mind and this card was created for both my daughters. So this morning when I read that Greeting Card Universe made it the Design of the day it confirmed it. Successful art (portrays, inspires, depicts),( not sure which word works best) emotion.

So Thank You - Greeting Card Universe http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/countrymousestudio

8 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card. You are so talented.
    I love the fact it was done with your daughters in mind, and the fact that you were missing them.
    Makes is that extra bit special.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations! It IS a cute card.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can see why it was chosen for design of the day. It's adorable. I bet your daughters loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well done, Carole! Hope that will give you the inspiration for many new cards and designs to come!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Carole, I have been thinking about you off and on for months. Sweet design/artwork and Congrats!!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You did an excellent job with this. I wish I had your skills as an artist. I understand why they chose it design of the day.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aww.... I love the little bear, but I sure do wish you could visit your daughters more often. I hope you can feel my hug coming right back at you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful, your daughters should be proud to have a card like this one. And you should be proud it was picked by Greeting Card Universe. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.