The 4th week finds the Bookseller in China.
Ok, STILL stuck in Sharpies and digital modes. I drew a weird and not very pretty dragon, based on a card I saw somewhere. Then I "painted" with Sharpies, uploaded it to two different programs to be able to do the simple manipulations I wanted to do and the digital fill-in coloring for background and to make sign, etc. Found a Chinese pc online, digitally erased and recolored and "stamped" with correct postage on address/writing side. Printed that out, got the writing done by spouse, and finally uploaded whole mess here. It is a fun challenge, despite what progress it looks like I am making with all this new stuff. Story line is suffering, to be sure. Will have to work on that.
Translation of Hank's writing:
I just love China. Great pizza! (ha ha) Country is in a building frenzy. They say the national bird is the "Crane." Picked up 17th c. album of landscape paintings by Huang Chun, which we can sell at auction. Wish you were here. Luv, Hank.
He HAD wanted to add but did not have room on this card: Really love the history, sights, and the people. Having traversed the Great Wall made him happy. His sense of humor never changes, so he managed a couple of shots at it despite lack of writing room.