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Bookspiration: Owl Postcards

“For to witness majesty, to find yourself literally touched by it, isn’t that what we’ve all been waiting for?”

-David Sedaris

After reading Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, I decided to make postcards with owls on them. I made four postcards in total, trying to keep them simple with easy watercolor owls saying the above quote.

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I tried my best not to worry too much about detail, and after free-handing the calligraphy, I also quickly free-handed the cute little owls.

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It’s a little bit hard to see the light green-colored wings in the picture, but I liked the way it turned out. I’m thinking I might send the postcards to people via postcrossing. I accidentally changed the quote slightly in the postcard featured above, but I still thought the art was nice. Sedaris writes the phrase I quoted when talking about coming across something beautiful and unexpected in nature, and making a private connection with nature in that moment.

Have you experienced any moments of majesty lately?

xx

2 thoughts on “Bookspiration: Owl Postcards

  1. i startled two deer in the woods on my walk with barley the other. i love seeing deer around. i think your postcards turned out great! the owls are supercute!

    1. I remember cycling one day on Robbins Road and I came across a whole bunch of deer by the train tracks. One of those moments you wish you could snap a picture of! I guess that’s part of why they’re so precious–they’re impossible to replicate.

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