Masculine Map

June 9th, 2011:

As soon as I saw this card on Lisa Spangler’s blog, I knew I had to give it a whirl. When my friend emailed me asking me to make a card for her dad that incorporated the Walt Whitman quote “O Captain! My Captain!” I thought “captains… navigating… maps… okay, so he’s not a sailor but it might work.”

O Captain

Actually, at first I thought about saying no. I mean, it’s a bit intimidating making a card for an art collector who owns his own gallery, yes? But I’d like to think Ally’s dad won’t be critiquing my watercolour technique. Which consisted of carelessly scribbling watercolor pencil strokes all over the map stamp and adding water to blend. I copied Lisa with the Vintage Photo distress ink too – thanks for the inspiration, Lisa! 🙂

Map Stamp: Impression Obsession, Sentiment: computer generated