Petal & Pins

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Pencil Sketch

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

(iPad) Illustration Novice

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

I’m a novice at drawing on my iPad – too many other wonderful things to do with it and look at that I rarely play around with the drawing apps I have.

If I was a New Years resolution kind of person I might have made one to make more time to master it but hey there’s lots of things it would be nice to have more time for!

An Elf In My Letterbox

letter from Ziggy Shortcrust

I love an ‘old fashioned ‘ handwritten letter that comes via the postman, I have a collection tucked into boxes too special to discard after delivering their message. So when I came across Ziggy Shortcrust and her personal challenge to revive the lost art of the handwritten letter I was intrigued and excited to participate.

Ziggy’s letters are not just handwritten – they’re illustrated with elves!

Working from home I can hear when the postman arrives – and sometimes there is a slight sense of excitement that today he has slipped something special into the letterbox – lush fabric swatches from abroad, a postcard from a friends travels, a thank you note from a client…………or a letter from Ziggy Shortcrust with my very own elf!

Inspired  by my blog, Ziggy conjured up an elf adorned with ‘sweet scented blooms’.

My elf is beautiful, and I wrote back to thank Ziggy and tell her it reminds me of the school formal dress I made for my niece which was adorned with tiny handmade tulle flowers which she also wore in her hair.

petite handmade tulle flowers

petite handmade tulle flowers

dress detail  © Sandra Alcorn 2012

dress detail

My niece is coming to visit in September – this is her final year of high school and again I’m delighted to be creating a special dress for her. I will show her my letter from Ziggy, I ‘m sure she’d like her own elf – one inspired by her talent for fire twirling.

Flower Elf by Ziggy Shortcrust

Flower Elf by Ziggy Shortcrust

You can read about Ziggy’s wonderful letter writing project here.

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