I spent a wild and crazy Friday night making my first of 20 watercolor notecards to send to a friend.  It’s actually only the third pen & watercolor drawing I’ve ever done , so I’m trying not to be discouraged by the result:

pen & watercolor lily

Meh.  The colors are all wrong and are way too bright.  I need to find new watercolor pencils that are a little less intense.  Also, I don’t even want to talk about what’s going on with the “leaves” on the left side of the picture.  Moving on.

This notecard will be going off to my fabulous friend Jess in Savannah.  That girl is the most fun and has generously hosted me (and often a giant entourage of friends) at her house on many, many occasions.  I’m not sure an overly bright watercolor lily (I think it’s a lily? I don’t know plants.) is adequate thanks for her generosity and incredible friendship, but that’s what she’s getting!