Thank You Notes – December 28, 2009

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.”
– Henry Moore

Thank You Notes

4″ x 5.5″ Mixed Media

The card is Canson Mi Tienes paper, cut into 8″ x 5.5″ pieces, then folded.  To get the colored paper scrap, I laid a piece of gauze across some inexpensive sketching paper and dabbed watercolor around it.  After the paper dried, I tore it into random pieces and glued them to the card, using some thinned Elmer’s glue and a paint brush.

I added a small piece to the envelope flap, too, for fun.  I added a little splash of watercolor to the corner of the envelope.

I added some torn white paper to the inside, to write my message on, and wrote Thank You on the front.  I added some little dots of acrylic to the front, too.

I can’t wait to fill them out and mail them to my friends and family.

Never underestimate the power of a simple thank you note, to bring a smile to the ones who were kind to you, in any way.  I’m a big thank you note person, all year long.

About Henry Moore

British sculptor Henry Moore is known for his voluptuous abstract figures. He was born in 1898 to a poor mining family. After Moore served in World War I, he became the first student of sculpture at Leeds School of Art; a sculpture studio was set up specifically for him.. As he studied primitive arts, his own work became more abstract. He established The Henry Moore Foundation in 1977 to promote public appreciation of art. He died in 1986. His work can be seen in public spaces all over the world.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Dec 28, 2009 @ 17:05:52

    What a beautiful idea. I am going to make some to have on hand. You always come up with “why didn’tI think of that?” things. Thanks Beth.


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 28, 2009 @ 18:15:21

      Thanks, Leslie. You can also use failed watercolor paintings. You can cut them in strips and weave them on the face of the card, or whatever you like. Everybody loves to receive handmade, don’t they?


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