In this digital age, many people resort to texting or emails to express their sentiments. And yet most people (I’m not talking about the under-30 set for whom I’ve almost given up hope) understand that sometimes a real card is more appropriate. Setting aside the “Hallmark” holidays, it’s not hard to see why sending a paper Thank You, Birthday or Get Well card will make the recipient feel happy and cherished.
I’m currently working on a card for the more difficult Get Well genre. In this case, it’s more difficult because the recipient is very close and very dear to me, and also because the illness is serious. So I’m going more nostalgic and more gentle with the humor. My inspiration?
This antique tin wind-up toy which belonged to my father:
From these sketches, you’ll get an idea of where I’m headed so far…
(And that I’m hoping the recipient will soon be back to “working order.”)