Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Letter for Tommy

I've been kind of obsessed with the idea of painting patterns. I saw it on Pinterest a few months ago and the urge to try it hasn't subsided, so I did. I thought what better use for it than a card for my brother, Thomas, who is serving a mission in Brazil. It was quite fun. I got to use a lot of colors that I don't normally (the colors of the Brazilian flag, if you didn't notice) use and masquepen, my favorite!

In the letter, I asked him to take lots of pretty pictures of Brazil and send them home for me to paint. I also put in one of my favorite quotes because I think it is applicable to him at this time in his life:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain

I can't wait to do this again. I have lots of patterns and colors in mind...

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