This is a GENERIC postcard template I did to save time in the future. I added correct postage, more than necessary, because I wanted to use both the Roald Dahl stamps and the one issued for Wales this year. I even hand cancelled the final one because it was easier than looking for correct AND cancelled stamps. I even copied Hank's address/writing to save him time. All of the next postcards will have fronts done this way. Lazy, eh?
Week 7 finds our Bookseller in Wales. He sends a postcard from a town full of bookstores- Hay-on-wye! How great is that? Wifey and he have both wanted to see that since forever, and now he has. The book he mentions is A MARVELOUS 2 Volume set, leather bound, with more than 90 plates of The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture. (Gotta love those castles, for example!)
Translation of Hank's words:
Wales is beautiful, but could use more sun. Visited Hay-on-Wye. Bought there a stunning copy of Walter Scott's Border Antiquities 1818. A hard sell in the US but I fell in love with it. Still dying for a slice of pizza. Hope all is well at home. "Wish you were here."
Luv, Hubby Hank
I saw a wonderfully angry sky photo of a castle in Wales. It motivated me to start the picture below with the dollar set of watercolors. I found Neocolors II in my stash and my daughter gave me more loose ones. I finished this as best I could, using the Neocolors II and uploaded. It actually looks better in person for some reason.
I must say, I didn't need many colors for this. Sure felt dark and stormy with these few, but hope springs eternal and a bit of clearing up is going on (more so in the digitized version than my original, where colors are darker.) BUT I do love the Neocolors II and hope to get better using them.
Darcy, thanks for all the fun and learning this challenge has meant! See you next week.