Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bears, Birthdays and Postcards

My sister and her husband live in a beautiful home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range(??) in Western Massachusettes. Their house is on a ridge surrounded by trees and at this time of year, snow, which is a good thing because it means the bears in their "neighborhood" are hibernating.



This big guy spent a great deal of time in her backyard one day this fall. Anyway, my brother-in-laws birthday is coming up soon so I made this postcard/birthday greeting for him. I think he'll like it because he's the kind of guy that prefers decorating his home with artwork done by local artists and craftsmen. So, happy birthday Tim!




One minute I like the shadows and the next I think they look stupid. But overall I guess it's okay.

7 comments:

Caitlin said...

The shadows look great! This is a lovely piece.

Deborah said...

I love the postcard -- especially the shadows! And I thought that even before I scrolled down to read your doubts about the shadows. I thought -- hey, that's so right on! Shadows on snow really are blue! Beautiful!

Valeri said...

Lovely piece and I do like the shadows.

Miriam said...

me too, the shadows totally draw me in.

Frances said...

agree with every one else the shadows are fine, a beautiful little quilt,

love the rocking chair too,

Elle said...

I like the postcard. Now the bear, he would make me a little nervous.

deb said...

I love the bear in the yard! It's a gorgeous postcard all on it's own.