Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrating Grandma



So, my Grandma turned 99.

That...is a landmark number.  I think anything past 90 is a landmark number, so she's hit 9 of them.

My parents asked me to make a card for her.  I adore my Grandma - she always calls me her reincarnation, haha - since I apparently look exactly like how she did when she was younger.  I wanted to fashion a card after Howl's Moving Castle, but I got too ambitious and it quickly spiraled out of control. 

So, I took something similar and drew the character after my grandma's features, then gave her the biggest balloons I could think of: hot air balloons.

I'll be completely honest - this card was super hard to make.  Not in the drawing, but arriving at the idea.  I guess having a 20 minute limit works for me in a whole lotta ways, because it helps me to quickly make decisions.  When I have too much time, it just ends up too messy.

I may do this one again, because it's not...the best.  But I still like it, so I'm going to post it up for you all.

Here's the work in progress:





1 comment:

  1. I think it's lovely! It makes me smile and want to watch Howl's Moving Castle. These works of art are so great, Sarah!

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