This week is a unique feature from Sandy....showing off a very special lady! Fran has been sending small packs of cards - each one hand drawn and colored, each one of a kind. They are SO cute! Here's a selection of some AnyHero cards she's made:
More about our dear Fran:
How long have you been drawing? Since the age of 9; used the margins of the newspaper as art paper since it was not easy to come by.
Do you have a craft room where you work? I do my work at my computer desk in the kitchen.
Do you have a favorite technique? Mixed media, water color pencils, pen and ink, acrylics.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards? All colors!
How did you hear about Operation Write Home? From my granddaughter that lives in Guam; she is into stamping and being a good Navy wife. Artwork has been a Godsend during bad times, and good times it fills my day with joy. Hope others enjoy my drawings.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? I have had many family members in the service; husband in the Korean War (Navy), son five years in Germany (Air Force), grandson in the Navy, and a grandson with three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now....a treat!
Fran's drawings are so much fun that I asked her a special favor - would she make some digis for us? And she said yes! I helped her with the typesetting and erasing pencil lines, but the drawings and ideas are all from her. There will be more coming in the next few months....these are just a start!
There's a big stipulation though: PLEASE only use these for OWH. She's added OWH into each design so they're proprietary to our use. She's had her art usage backfire in other occasions during her life, so if we do see these posted for use in another realm, or heaven forbid on Etsy - y'all will have the wrath of Sandy to deal with. (I love this lady!)
I made cards with each of the digis today, and the digis follow below each card. We're adding InLinkz so you can share your cards made with Fran's art - she would LOVE to see what you make with them! To download the digis, click on the image once first, THEN rightclick on the larger image.