Just look what arrived in my mail box last week! Not one, but 4 superb ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in smart black and white mounts, from my extremely generous blogging friend Ces, in the States!
These delightful little works of art (2½" x 3½") are incredibly detailed little ink drawings.
Many of you will already know that not only is Ces a prolific artist, who works in oils as well as ink, she is also a good storyteller - if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Ces yet, you really will have to pay her a visit to see what I mean! Here is Little Dot, a character from one of Ces's tales.
Ces loves drawing trees - here's a little winter forest scene.
And many of her recent drawings feature acorns in particular! I never realised that there were so many varieties of oaks and different acorns till I met Ces! The top pic is Quercus lyrata , also known as the Overcup Oak after the nature of the growth of its acorns - the cup almost literally encloses it. Then Quercus lobata, below, one of the largest oaks of N America, has these unusual long acorns. For everyone who has admired Ces's acorns on her blog, I can vouch that these are indeed beautiful , the detail is amazing and of course, they are even better in real life - but you'll have to make do with clicking to enlarge!
Ces, this was such a lovely surprise to receive in the post. All your work is simply beautiful - thank you so much for trading cards with me - I will treasure these little pieces of art!
One more things before I close - another gift from Ces! This is another award she has created recently for her dear friend Arija and so kindly bestowed on me too - you can click on the award to read all about it! Thank you so much, Ces ♥